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A major distinction is that you can usually see who 'likes' what, where-as upvotes are anonymous. This is why the 'like' is mostly a social interaction. It's there to communicate to your peers that you approve of something or to show appreciation – sometimes it's not even the content that gets liked, but the act of posting by that particular person ...


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Having two lists could create difficulties in scrolling. Also it's not a good way to divide friends on those who have the game and those who have no. The reason is in what drives me to play with someone. "A-ha! Is she so clever? Let's see!". So don't build the barrier. The better way is to display all the friends, adding clear signs of whether someone has ...


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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=usernames+vs+real+names Sorry! I just had to :-) The article Usernames vs. Real Names on Your Community: Pros and Cons says the following: Real Names Pros (vs. Usernames) Increased accountability. When people have their contributions tied to their real name, they are more likely to consider the repercussions of their ...


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OpenID http://openid.net/developers/ OpenID is a decentralized authentication protocol that makes it easy for people to sign up and access web accounts. Participate and join one of these active OpenID Work Groups Account Chooser Work Group Backplane Protocol Work Group Connect Work Group OpenID plugins and modules are available ...


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To add to those mentioned above, offering the option of usernames allows those who are worried about being the target of abuse to participate. There are several groups of people (I belong to two such groups) who are routinely subject to negativity online when it is known that they belong in the target group(s). Such treatment ranges from mild offense to ...


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From the user point of view The word chosen doesn't create much difference in user behavior. Such actions are motivated on an emotional level, and while users are very good at recognizing the valence of their emotion (is it positive or negative), they are not very distinguishing in what exactly they feel about an object. For example, if you have decided ...


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I would say real profile names encourage accountability, but also make for better collaboration in certain contexts such as the enterprise or ecommerce one. For example, if discussing solutions to tech problems or support issues where technical credibility or other domain expertise and reputation is important, or for historical reasons where you might join a ...


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Ask to invite people first and show people with app after. You could also suggest to invite friends after a while that the user still have the same amount of friends-with-app.


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A button is still a button. Options, Settings, Reload and all other Buttons will always swap the content of the page or will precede in immediate action. In an old metaphor a button changes the state of a machine immediately (Switch TV on/off, start recording, blow horn, increase pressure, etc.) If you press a menu button a menu will open which will ...


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The main function of your app will be the sharing of food images with friends. So the main part are the images. The main function is simple. Because your app will have "only" (not negative!) a few functions, so the most important part will be the simplicity. On the other hand, colorful apps are in trend (refer to the article #2). First the PRO/CON. Clean, ...


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The most hassle free login action for a user would be to not register the user on your site, but use login services already available. Login via Facebook, Twitter, Foursqure, Disqus, Linked In, Google, Live ID or any other login service would, from your users perspective, use the least amount of cognitive load (no hassle). It would be fastest to develop ...


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In addition to prev answer by Michal can add that size of avatar may depends also on main related social network. For example if your app be oriented to work with FB or use social login by FB then better to use FB size of avatars, etc. More information about social media sizes you can take there ( 2014 Social Media Image Sizes: A User’s Guide for Graphic ...


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It is different case by case and it depands on the location and the importance of the avatar in the specific situation. The highest importance is probably in the user profile screens. In this detail screens, users expect larger and more detailed picture. Can be higher than 120-180px. Another good place to use big avatar is list app (contacts or messaging ...


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Generally speaking, a 'like' means that you like the post of subject matter, but don't necessarily recommend it. An 'upvote' is generally used when there are a large number of replies, questions, responses, or items that need to be ordered. The upvote means that the reader thinks that that piece of information is important and deserves to be seen first.


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Whenever contemplating security, I always remind myself Security is the Inverse of Convenience1 and you're working towards convenient while keeping some security. I like the openId answer and opened the question to suggest that. You can research leaving cookies in your members' browser. You'll need a token scheme so the cookie itself has no value or method ...


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It's a very wide statement which can be interpreted to almost anything. But I haven't had the chance to read the previous sections in your report, so this will only be based on my assumptions reading your conclusion. For starters usability is the older narrower term, which today is almost entirely exchanged by User Experience. User Experience is Visual ...


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I think this new 3 line icon, if trending toward universal meaning as 'menu', still needs to include the 'menu' label text for now. Until it's universal, really universal like an arrow, question mark, or unordered list icon, the 3 line icon somebody here calls hamburger, elsewhere 'neticon' or in asia as the 'qian' lucky symbol, or by chrome developers as ...


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I think you should allow your breadcrumbs to show only the hierarchical view of your site , not how you reached there, which is summarized in the browser's history (at least if you made your site bookmarkable). As usability consultant Jakob Nielsen says here: Offering users a Hansel-and-Gretel-style history trail is basically useless, because it simply ...



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