Will's worst site

27 Jun 2008 - 7:38pm
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SemanticWill
2007

worst site for tonight: bmw.com -- please.

someone introduce them to the idea of ip snipping.worst site for tonight:
bmw.com -- please.
--

You can do it!

~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

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Will Evans | User Experience Architect
tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticwill
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28 Jun 2008 - 4:42am
Alexander Baxevanis
2007

I'm curious how many people will actually land on this page.

I'd think that lots of people nowadays would just type 'bmw' on
Google, and from the UK version of Google this leads me to the UK
version of the BMW website. And if you're looking for a specific car
and you type something like 'bmw x5' you will land on the main page
for that car.

IP-based geolocation is great when it works, and crap when it doesn't,
i.e. for those who access the net through some corporate firewall
which is located in a different country. When I was working for
Motorola in the UK, I was regularly getting redirected through some
proxy in Germany (!) and I got various websites thinking I'm German. I
friend of mine working for Nokia in the UK regularly gets Finnish
versions of websites, for the same reason.

Of course, that doesn't mean you can't tweak this page a bit to allow
for easier country selection. I particularly like what SonyEricsson
has done at:

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws

Cheers,
Alex

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 2:38 AM, Will Evans <will at semanticfoundry.com> wrote:
> worst site for tonight: bmw.com -- please.
>
> someone introduce them to the idea of ip snipping.worst site for tonight:
> bmw.com -- please.
> --
>
> You can do it!
>
> ~ will
>
> "Where you innovate, how you innovate,
> and what you innovate are design problems"
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Will Evans | User Experience Architect
> tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
> twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticwill
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
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28 Jun 2008 - 11:55am
Tim Barkow
2007

But it has energy-saving mode! :) (leave the page up for 15-30 seconds)

Funny thing is, the page sets a locale cookie, which (correctly) IDs
me as being in the US. They're just not using it for some reason?

On Jun 28, 2008, at 3:42 AM, Alexander Baxevanis wrote:

> I'm curious how many people will actually land on this page.
>
> I'd think that lots of people nowadays would just type 'bmw' on
> Google, and from the UK version of Google this leads me to the UK
> version of the BMW website. And if you're looking for a specific car
> and you type something like 'bmw x5' you will land on the main page
> for that car.
>
> IP-based geolocation is great when it works, and crap when it doesn't,
> i.e. for those who access the net through some corporate firewall
> which is located in a different country. When I was working for
> Motorola in the UK, I was regularly getting redirected through some
> proxy in Germany (!) and I got various websites thinking I'm German. I
> friend of mine working for Nokia in the UK regularly gets Finnish
> versions of websites, for the same reason.
>
> Of course, that doesn't mean you can't tweak this page a bit to allow
> for easier country selection. I particularly like what SonyEricsson
> has done at:
>
> http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws
>
> Cheers,
> Alex
>
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 2:38 AM, Will Evans
> <will at semanticfoundry.com> wrote:
>> worst site for tonight: bmw.com -- please.
>>
>> someone introduce them to the idea of ip snipping.worst site for
>> tonight:
>> bmw.com -- please.
>> --
>>
>> You can do it!
>>
>> ~ will
>>
>> "Where you innovate, how you innovate,
>> and what you innovate are design problems"
>>
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> ------------------------
>> Will Evans | User Experience Architect
>> tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
>> twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticwill
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> ------------------------
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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28 Jun 2008 - 12:01pm
SemanticWill
2007

Yeah -
That energy saving mode really bugged me - as if it actually does anything.
Complete marketing bs.

All their interactive is run by a bad agency - I will put money on it. Can
you prove me wrong?

Just so you guys don't think I have a issue with the brand - I have a 2003
M3. I have been a loyal customer since 94. I don't have a problem with the
brand. I have a problem with the spurious competence of their interactive
agency!

- W

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Tim Barkow <tim at thinkcorps.com> wrote:

> But it has energy-saving mode! :) (leave the page up for 15-30 seconds)
>
> Funny thing is, the page sets a locale cookie, which (correctly) IDs me as
> being in the US. They're just not using it for some reason?
>
>
>
>
>
> On Jun 28, 2008, at 3:42 AM, Alexander Baxevanis wrote:
>
> I'm curious how many people will actually land on this page.
>>
>> I'd think that lots of people nowadays would just type 'bmw' on
>> Google, and from the UK version of Google this leads me to the UK
>> version of the BMW website. And if you're looking for a specific car
>> and you type something like 'bmw x5' you will land on the main page
>> for that car.
>>
>> IP-based geolocation is great when it works, and crap when it doesn't,
>> i.e. for those who access the net through some corporate firewall
>> which is located in a different country. When I was working for
>> Motorola in the UK, I was regularly getting redirected through some
>> proxy in Germany (!) and I got various websites thinking I'm German. I
>> friend of mine working for Nokia in the UK regularly gets Finnish
>> versions of websites, for the same reason.
>>
>> Of course, that doesn't mean you can't tweak this page a bit to allow
>> for easier country selection. I particularly like what SonyEricsson
>> has done at:
>>
>> http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Alex
>>
>> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 2:38 AM, Will Evans <will at semanticfoundry.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> worst site for tonight: bmw.com -- please.
>>>
>>> someone introduce them to the idea of ip snipping.worst site for tonight:
>>> bmw.com -- please.
>>> --
>>>
>>> You can do it!
>>>
>>> ~ will
>>>
>>> "Where you innovate, how you innovate,
>>> and what you innovate are design problems"
>>>
>>>
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Will Evans | User Experience Architect
>>> tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
>>> twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticwill
>>>
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> ________________________________________________________________
>>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>>> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>>> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>>>
>>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>

--
~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Will Evans | User Experience Architect
tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticwill
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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