Several great articles I’ve discovered in researching user experience and information architecture:
Great blog post from @literatrue: Writing for the user is far more effective than writing for search. Social is quickly making up the distance between what generates traffic versus what generates engagement.
I’m really impressed with Jelly. Jelly is a very simple social network for people to post a photograph and a question. It has a terrific user experience, an addictive quality, and requires little or no commitment. It’s also fun. I’ve answered questions ranging from “what type of dog is this <photo>”? to user experience questions. There’s no commitment and in many cases, you’d actually be helping someone when you answer a question.
Jelly is great and offers a frivolous and fun way to engage with your Twitter and Facebook followers.
Jelly has potential to take off in a big way. It is Biz Stone’s (of Twitter fame) most recent effort and has already captured the attention of the early adopter community.