A Good Read

Obviously if I was to evaluate one of the sites I like then I would say it is perfect, but then everything isn’t perfect.

One thing that I thought was a good way to start off the homepage of Goodreads is that on top of the homepage it says “Meet your next favorite book”. It tells you what the website is about and what you will get out of it.

Navigation on the site is overall good. With the different categories to separate each topic, Goodreads tells you where you are going.

Also, the font is an easy to read and is a common font.

Now without all the good, let’s talk about the bad point I saw. The sign in is on the right top corner and even though I know it is there, I am not everyone.

Goodreads is a site that is easy to use. It tells you what you are looking for in the site.

Another thing is that the right side of the page is filled with suggestions and ads only, nothing much on the right side.

I have been using this Goodreads for a while now and I have not yet had a problem with the site. With the headings telling you where you are and how you got there, you can even go back one step with just clicking the header before that.

I feel like Goodreads really care about how their users see the site and how people use the site to get around.


Keep Going Back

Why do so many people go online for their news when there are so much fake news going around?

Some people tend to believe the first thing they see online or have heard of and spreads it around. Even if  you aren’t saying it through your own mouth, a retweet on Twitter is basically the same thing.

For example, with the Boston bombing, it seemed like there was a lot of pointing fingers at people who did not even do anything. Crowdsourcing happens a lot and this is one of those times that it happened.

There is that one in a million chance that if you post someone that looks suspicious, it could or could not be the actual suspect.

It’s like gossip but for people online, but it’s not really private. More like it’s to everyone who has connection to the internet.

It doesn’t just have to be about an incident that happened, people can also create rumors online.

Would you believe it if someone on your Twitter was posting about a deadly flu going around?

This does seem to happen and even though we all know there are things like this online, we still keep going back for more information on the web.

The web just seems too good for us users to stop going back for more.

It seems to me like if we get what we want, we eliminate the bad in our head.