Subtle Marketing …

September 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm (internet) (, )

Just in case it slipped anyones attention,  GooglePlus is now open to all.

I do like the way Google are using very subtle marketing techniques just in case anyone hadn’t noticed. In fact it’s so subtle, you might not have noticed yourself, so I thought I should point it out to you …


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Voter Registration for the 1990s

September 4, 2011 at 10:20 am (computers, internet) (, , )

Like many, we’ve just had the voter registration form through the post, and this time I thought it would be easiest to confirm it all online, so off to  I thought I’d gone back in time!

Stylesheet?  Whats that then?  Title?  Official crest?  Graphics??  Nope – none of that namby-pamby stuff.  Now I am quite a fan of content over style, but that doesn’t mean content and no style.

Well, enter in 10 digits and 8 letter random password, and I am assured that the site has no personal details.  Good.  At least it is HTTPS, so they’ve heard of encryption.  But maybe a hint of HTML beyond version 2 would be nice?

Anyway, when all confirmed, I am greeted with the following:

Official Voter Registration Website

You have registered the following:-

All details on the form are correct and

All electors wish to opt out of the edited register

Your registration is now complete.

Please do not return the registration form.

Thank you for using the Internet

If you wish to keep a record of your registration click on PRINT

To link to click the “Logoff” button and follow the link on the next page

That was the enterity of the page.

“Website managed by Document Technology Limited” it says but interestingly the company doesn’t seem to have a website that actually produces a web page.  Bizarre.

“Thank you for using the Internet”. You’re welcome. I use it all the time. Thank you for that slice of web technology nostalgia.



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