Breadcrumbs won't help a site answer users' questions or fix a hopelessly confused information architecture. All that breadcrumbs do is make it easier for users to move around the site, assuming its content and overall structure make sense. That's sufficient contribution for something that takes up only one line in the design.
After reading this article over at Yahoo Technology I began to remember some "experiments" at previous search conferences. Then I began to wonder how soon someone would turn an "experiment" into reality and really start being evil.
Not wanting to be left out of this week's mobile marketing initiative announcements from Google and Yahoo that won't matter to anyone except those of us who write "It's the Year of Mobile Marketing" and/or "It's the Year of the Widget"* blog posts, Microsoft announces wireless widgets designed to "deliver personalized marketing messages to cell phones."
The Office of the Attorney General for the State of Florida is knocking on lots of doors in search of shady affiliate marketers. It seems there have been some very questionable marketing efforts for ringtone offers and the perps are in the crosshairs.
Under the guise of "Windows Security Button", Samsung has included Microsoft's three favorite keys in one button. Mulliner devises the button is used to bring up the login box, but reset was the first word that came to my mind.
In reporting on the latest glitch suffered by the Motorola Razr flip phone, TechNewsWorld cites Motorola sales data for the Razr phone: 25 million in use, with T-mobile and Cingular ordering 500,000 new devices *each week*. It was launched 20 months ago. According to C|Net, Gartner predicts a billion cell phones in use by 2009, reaching 40% of the world's population. Just imagine the SEO potential...