A list of counterintuitive behaviour that will improve your use of the web

counterintuitive-oneTraditional media people – journalists, marketers, editors – are just like other professionals. They do the same things in print and via emails year after year because of intuition.

Success came about by

  • hoarding the content
  • broadcasting to the users
  • expecting a response
  • trying to please everyone
  • assuming everything was read
  • not engaging with the competitors

The more you get to use the web, the more you realise it works the opposite way.

Can you think of  other web behaviour that is counterintuitive?

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Photo credit: Payton Chung

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About John Welsh

John Welsh has spent his entire working life in business-to-business media, first traditional publishing, having edited three magazines over 14 years, and, second, exhibitions since 2007. He started this blog on 22 June 2008 and ended it on 18 May 2010.
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One Response to A list of counterintuitive behaviour that will improve your use of the web

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