• Nathan
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    62 years ago

    @MerchantsOfMisery @krolden like, people do not know the difference between a search engine and a web browser; the knowledge discrepancy between most people and the tech savvy is often so profound that we are utterly unqualified to decide what is easy and what isn’t. This is why professional teams use usability studies and not their own intuition to inform UI design decisions.

    • Nathan
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      72 years ago

      @MerchantsOfMisery @krolden And when education is available to people, the focus is on step-by-step instructions for proprietary software, not on recognizing common design patterns or understanding the computer itself. And then we wonder why personal computing is disappearing in favor of expensive and exploitative SAAS solutions as we send users who take the initiative to ask for help to LMGTFY…

      • mekhos
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        22 years ago

        FYI When you reply to people on Lemmy they get your message in the replies section. You don’t need to @ people specifically.

        • Kromonos
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          72 years ago

          Unless he’s using Mastodon. Then the mentions are automatically added. Depends on the client he’s using.

    • krolden
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      12 years ago

      The worst part about people like that is that their inability to comprehend basic computer usage doesn’t stop them from ranting about immigrants on Facebook.

      I am firmly in the camp of the internet being too inclusive. Make it a bit difficult to use again and maybe people will stop being idiots on whatever “app” they use.

      • @NathanUp@lemmy.ml
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        12 years ago

        Do you not think that maybe their lack of computer skill makes it difficult for them to know what sources to trust, or even what the source of a instaTwitBook timeline post is? Do you not suppose that this may make people easy targets for misinformation?

        • krolden
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          42 years ago

          That’s more of a genrral lack of awareness rather than a lack of computer skills.