Blogging

You have 50milliseconds!

ABC News reports: Internet users can take just one-twentieth of a second to decide whether they like the look of a website, researchers say. Dr Gitte Lindgaard and colleagues from Carleton University in Ottawa flashed up websites for 50 milliseconds and asked participants to rate them for visual appeal. When they repeated the exercise after a longer viewing period, the participants’ ratings were consistent.

Yahoo unveils RSS e-mail folder

AP reports: Yahoo has introduced email folder which will fetch data from RSS feeds that you specify. This comes as a major move from the traditional method of receiving emails as well as the usual method of fetching RSS feeds and displaying it on a web page. Currently in beta with plans to release it to a portion of their customers.

WordPress.com Open

Matt writes: We’ve decided to open up WordPress.com for signups without invites for a bit. The service has been scaling very well since we got the problems from the move worked out.