Sunday, June 29, 2003
Posted by Janak Parekh in "THOUGHT" @ 01:49 PM
"The web is making people picky and impatient, a US study has found. Researchers from the Penn State School of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) found that people are getting frustrated with search engines and making snap judgements about websites. Typically surfers visit only the first three results from a query, with one in five spending one minute or less on a linked web document."
However, it's even worse if you're connected over a GPRS link on the street, trying to find the address of a restaurant or venue (that is, unless you have Vindigo). I usually use Google's Pocket IE search page, type in a few words, and cross my fingers and hope it works. Fortunately, it has, but it's still torturous, especially due to GPRS's pokey speeds and due to PDAs' small screens. Thunderhawk is a bit better, but it's generally too much work for me to hold my Pocket PC phone horizontally and boot up Thunderhawk when I want an answer in a few seconds.
If you use your PDA on the spur of the moment wirelessly, how do you find information quickly?