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Gimmicky contest ads and flashy free-prize messages may be an instant turnoff for mobile users.
Penn State researchers say as people keep embracing smart devices, society will begin to accept other, stranger objects such as talking tissue boxes. The researchers said at the 2013 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems that the next phase of smart objects is that these devices will start talking and interacting with humans.
Giving people the freedom -- but not too much freedom -- to express themselves may help designers build more interactive web portals and online communities.
People who read news on the web tend to trust the gate even if there is no gatekeeper, according to Penn State researchers.
Adjustments, applications and other tools allow users to configure preferences and use services such as iGoogle and Yahoo to control and customize the news they consume online.
Health information written by a doctor is rated as more credible when it appears on a Web site than in a blog or a homepage, according to a study of college students.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.