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In a delightful combination of user experience fails, Transport for London troubled my inbox this morning with an email alert about ‘card clash’.
And there goes the morning. If I could describe a deeply annoying start to the day, it would be thus: Wake up to discover that you’re offering your Twitter followers a sweet deal on Jordan’s (whatever the hell they/s/he is/are). Then follows a flood of tweets, direct messages, emails, text messages and the other half shouting across the room, “your Twitter account has been hacked”.
Spotting this picture pop up in my Facebook feed, it was hard to resist following the link to the full story at The Poke, a collection of funny blogs, posts that bills itself as ‘time well wasted’.
Having taken the plunge in January and moving wholesale from Outlook to Gmail, I’ve become hooked. Once or twice, I’ve even got close to reaching Inbox Zero. Close, but no cigar, at least not for long. Still, it’s an improvement.
The personal touch. Recommendations. Using your web behaviour to craft a personally tailored experience, resulting in happy customers spending more time and hopefully more money on your website.
And then this is what happened when I logged into the Hilton Honors website, in theory to book a hotel room:
I blame Twitter. After being sent a link to an intriguing product in the depths of Amazon, I got sucked into a world of bizarro goods and their reviews.
Check out ten of the best with a taster of their reviews. And make sure you’ve got nothing planned for the next hour or so.