Monday, April 02, 2007
Not to complain or anything, but there needs to be some kind of standardization on blogs out there for what we are calling "Previous" and "Next" at the bottom of the page.
The "Next" button takes you backwards to Older content.
The "Previous" button takes you Forward to more recent content.
At my fave gossip site Hollywood Tuna:
The "Next" button takes you Forward to more recent content.
The "Previous" button takes you back in time to browse Older content.
So the scenario rolls like this:
You start at the main page of your fave blog, and get to the bottom. You click the link to see yesterdays news (don't get me started on Slashdot's retarded system) and read through that. Now you get to the bottom and it says "<< Previous Entries/Next Entries >>"
Well, where do you go? At some sites, "Next" takes the reader back in time to older entries (like you would usually be reading), but on others "Next" brings you forward to more current chronological info.
Why can't all sites be like Metafilter and spell it out:
These shirts say West Virgina
Alanis Morissette covering "My Humps" (originally by the Black Eyed Peas)
Speaking of videos, MOG has something interesting where they scan your collection of music, and then scour YouTube (ever heard of it?) looking for vidoes of the songs in your collection. It's kinda like MTV that only plays videos of music I would enjoy.
Somebody Haxxord John McCain's MySpace page:
Thanks Exquisite Dead Guy