I’ve been really challenged lately to always strive to keep things simple. Be it process, or technology, or relationships the best is the simplest (if that’s a word).
So I heard someone talking about the value of MSN live search, I’ve never used it, and I have a feeling that most people doing web search haven’t either.
MSN’s home page is way to complicated, When I went to it, I really didn’t know where to start. It would seem that MSN live search is trying to be too much.
Google on the other hand, is noted for it’s simplicity.
Look at that. What can you do on the google home page? Exactly one thing, search. Google started as a search engine and in their simplicity they have created a dominant position in the search field. Once you get into the google universe of online apps you can see the great depth of what Google offers, but they started it all with one thing that they did very well. Search.
So How’s your homepage? And I don’t mean the front page of your organization’s website. What about you as a person? Are you simple in a good way? Do people know what you are about? Are you accessible?
What can you do today to clear your homepage? What do you need to eliminate? What do you need to hold on to?
UPDATE: I’ve never heard of it until my friend Josh pointed it out. This is the live search home page. The real question is why have I never heard of live.com? I’ve never heard anyone say, “I’ll live it!”