Mobility

Five reasons why the mobile Web still doesn't work

Scott Karp at Publishing 2.0 has a nice synopsis of why trying to surf Web pages from a mobile phone is so frustrating. His observations are pretty consistent with my experience, although I think the iPhone's Web browsing is pretty darn good; it just needs a faster connection than the AT&T Edge network can offer.

Here's the list of Scott's five complaints:

  1. Wireless carrier networks are SLOW
  2. Public Wi-Fi access is a SCAM
  3. Sites aren't formatted for small screens
  4. Mobile device screens are too small
  5. Advertising gets in the way

Read the original post at Publishing 2.0.

Also, note that there's now a mobile version of TechRepublic that is optimized for small screens at http://http://www.techrepublic.com.

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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about how technology is changing the way we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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