If I unfollow you from Twitter it’s not you, it’s me

Dear Twitter Followee:

Maybe by now you will have noticed I stopped following your updates and you are perhaps wondering why, what you did wrong and if there is a way to set things right and if I will follow you again. I have to be honest with you, there probably is no way I will follow you again.

You see, we are just not made for each other. I am looking for worthy insights, links that will help me advance as a person and a professional, someone who will expand my horizons, challenge me and is able to call me on my bullshit and is not offended when I call bullshit on him/her. However I have noticed that of late there is nothing I can take from your tweets that’s valuable to me. Sure, I understand, my tweets are not 100% all-value, and I don’t expect yours to be either, but something nice from time to time is not too much to ask, is it?

The thing is… there is just so much fluff on my timeline and I don’t have the time to deal with it all. But you have other followers, I’m sure they find your style of tweets worthwhile.

Don’t think of this as your failure, I probably was looking for something different without realizing it and just gave you some false hope, sent you the wrong signs, clicked on the “Follow” button before knowing more about you. I don’t want you to feel bad about yourself, you did nothing wrong and, if it’s any consolation, you are not the only one I’m unfollowing. You see, I made some choices that I now must sadly go back on. It’s all my fault. It’s not you, it’s me.

But this doesn’t mean we can’t still be friends.

Los ojos en la toma de decisiones

Many eyetracking studies conclude that large graphics and graphic elements attract few “gaze fixations,” but can we really conclude that large, aesthetic, tone-setting graphics have no lasting effect on the user’s attitudes toward a site? To put it bluntly, are designers who create visually compelling sites simply wasting time and treasure on graphic indulgences that obstruct efficient e-commerce and communication?A List Apart: Articles: Visual Decision Making

Los ojos son la ventana del alma, según dicen, y por las ventanas entran muchas cosas, incluyendo el diseño de un sitio. Lo que vemos es capaz de producir respuestas emocionales instintivas y subconcientes que determinan en gran medida si algo nos gusta o no, si le tenemos confianza y si es algo que nosotros podamos usar.

Esto tiene gran relevancia en el diseño de un sitio web, ya que la apariencia puede ayudarnos a que la gente simpatice con nosotros y acepte nuestros mensajes de manera más rápida.

Este artículo de A List Apart examina como los humnanos toman decisiones por lo que ven y como lo ven y la manera en que esto puede afectar a nuestro sitio. Una lectura larga pero muy interesante.