Thursday, May 13, 2010

Desire Paths and Product Design

Desire paths form where and how users naturally want to use something.  When designing a product or developing a website find the desire paths, the natural way users want to experience it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

Since Facebook doesn't make it easy to delete your Facebook account, here is a quick guide on how to do it.

First, there is a difference between deactivating it and deleting it.  Deactivating it simply pauses the account and isn't much different than not visiting Facebook for a while.  All of you information is still stored on Facebook and the moment you log back in, your account is reactivated with all your info still in place.

Deleting your account actually removes your data.  I have not deleted my account so I cannot guarantee exactly how it works.  According to the Facebook Group How to permanently delete your facebook account "Your account will be deactivated for two weeks, and if you DO NOT LOG IN during that period, your account is permanently deleted."

Use this link wisely as it may actually delete your account and ALL info associated with it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Privacy Articles

I have come across a lot of great articles regarding online privacy and wanted to post a list for your reading.

10 reasons to delete your Facebook account By Dan Yoder
In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg Broke Into A Facebook User's Private Email Account By Nicholas Carlson
Facebook's Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline By Kurt Opsahl