Jakob Nielsen on design, RSS, email and blogs

Jakob Nielsen – who has spent years advising companies about their websites – took some time to chat with the Wall Street Journal’s Lee Gomes about RSS, email newsletters, web design and blogs. When asked whether blogs must maintain a ‘conversation’ with readers, Nielsen says, ‘That will work only for the people who are most fanatic, who are engaged so much that they will go and check out these blogs all the time. There are definitely some people who do that — they are a small fraction. A much larger part of the population is not into that so much. The Internet is not that important to them. It’s a support tool for them. Bloggers tend to be all one extreme edge. It’s really dangerous to design for a technical elite. We have to design for a broad majority of users.

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