Login is not a verb

Without fail, there is one argument I find myself involved in with every site I test: LOGIN is not a verb. You do not “login” to a website. That’s just not a word. You “LOG IN.” “Login” is a thing. That’s the login, which is where you log in. Next time, I refuse to have the argument. Next time, thanks to The Lone Gunman, I …

Over-security questions

Hey, let’s not get the idea that I only think about web passwords, because I don’t, despite this being the second consecutive blog post about web passwords. But, you know, sometimes companies do it wrong. Background: I sometimes forget passwords, especially those connected to sites I rarely visit. When that happens, I usually just click the “retrieve password” link. That’s what you do. That’s just …

This post is not intended for distribution, so STOP LOOKING AT IT.

Go ahead. Go to this site: Senior Healthcare Consultants. Notice the line at the bottom of every page. “This site is not intended for distribution to any client.” Snicker. Laugh out loud, if you want; let loose with a rolling guffaw, friends, because that line may be the funniest thing you’ll read all week. Then, look away. Quickly. NOW. Because, damn it, that site IS …

Spoiler alert: collateral editing

Spoiler alert, you guys. So New York Magazine’s Vulture blog posted a little ditty about whether or not Don Draper chose the right woman on Mad Men’s season finale, complete with an episode spoiler right in the headline: “Is Megan Really Right for Don?” Spoilers in the headline? One comment summed it all up: “It’d be awesome not to have spoilers in the headlines.” Point …