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Tuesday, July 01, 2003

On 19 June I referred to a study about students using Google. Jakob Neilsen's latest Alertbox gives an insight into why it's so popular. Neilsen talks about information foraging: "The easier it is to find places with good information, the less time users will spend visiting any individual website. This is one of many conclusions that follow from analyzing how people optimize their behavior in online information systems."

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