Category Archives: Web & Technology

Notes/Rants on web and technology-related things.

Facebook Email Removal = Website Change?

If you haven’t heard, Facebook has updated everyone’s email to their Facebook email – because obviously when someone is emailing me they really want to contact me on Facebook.  Silly me for overlooking this.  Good thing Facebook is around to make me feel empowered about my user experience and updating this information for me. Sarcasm aside, I went through lifehacker’s instructions earlier this morning, but then noticed something odd on my page later that day – “Charity changed her Read more [...]

Ways Facebook Could Promote Saving Lives Beyond Organ Donations

I read today that Facebook is encouraging organ donations.  I think this is a great effort and more people should be organ donors.  Ultimately I want this campaign to be successful (and it looks like it is) , but I do have a few concerns: This feature is kind of hidden away.  In fact, I didn't realize the amount of "Timeline Life Events" I could indicate until I started writing this.  This speaks to a larger problem Facebook has with rolling out new site changes without really communicating Read more [...]

BarackObama.com’s Interactive Infographic

I received an email from Jim Messina of BarackObama.com telling me that They had passed the 1 million grassroots donors mark. 147,281 donors were from California. 43 donors were named Charity. …like me!  But best of all, it sends me to a great interactive infographic. A few good points for online e-government/political outreach: User Personalization is pretty awesome when you want to make me feel specific in a group of a million. Infographics are a fun way to break Read more [...]

EyeGuide™ Makes Eye Tracking Affordable and Accessible (Video)

Grinbath, a developer of affordable usability and assistive technologies, just released a great overview video of their eye tracking product EyeGuide™.**  The product that released today is a complete suite including hardware, capture software, and analyze software.  Best of all, it’s under $1500.     Eye tracking technologies can be extremely expensive, making it inaccessible to those looking to broaden their understanding of user behavior and actions.  EyeGuide™’s Read more [...]

The (In)Visible Women of Technology

This past week I’ve been confronted by the idea of the visibility of women in technology – or rather, the realization of a certain level of invisibility. Today is Ada Lovelace Day – she is attributed for conceptualizing the first computer program…in the mid-1800s.  Fast forward to this past week, while watching the live streaming of AdobeMAX, I noted the following on Twitter: I think this might be the first time I've seen a woman (Emmy Huang) as a featured presenter at a major tech Read more [...]