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Trick or Tweet: How Usable is Twitter for First-Time Users?

Justin W. Owens, Kelsi Lenz, and Stephanie Speagle Summary. Social networking websites have become common tools people use for communication and sharing media such as photos. Currently, one of the most popular social networking websites is Twitter. A usability study

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Usability Evaluation of Three Social Networking Sites

Doug Fox & Shiva Naidu Summary. Social networking sites have quickly become one of the most popular means of online communication. Users can quickly share photos, videos, and communicate to friends, family, and colleagues via a social networking site. This

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Usability Evaluation of a University Portal Website

Barbara S. Chaparro Summary: This article provides a summary of a usability evaluation of a university portal website. University faculty, staff, and student users were asked to complete representative search tasks and provide feedback on the portal usability. Several user

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A Review of Morae for Usability Testing

By Sav Shrestha Summary: TechSmith’s Morae is a powerful tool that is useful for any usability study. Its simplicity, efficiency, cost effectiveness and portability has redefined the data collection process and allows researchers to focus on the user experience rather

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Summer Internship @ Google, Inc.: Accessibility Experiences

By A. D. Shaikh, Wichita State University P. Strain, Queens University Belfast, UK Note: This article is based on a paper accepted for CHI 2007 (Strain, Shaikh, & Boardman). Summary. This paper summarizes some of the major lessons learned about

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