Simply Jonathan

Facebook, always there to help

A screenshot from Facebook with the message, 'Jonathan, it's almost your birthday!'

Thanks, Facebook. Thanks for also reminding me what my name is, you’re a pal.

(Yes, they did use it as a call to action to donate to a charity, but I still find it a ridiculous hook.)

Paid listings are better than regular search results 

Quite interesting, but not very surprising. When you click on an ad, you can be quite sure that its content will have a commercial aim, while you may not have the same certainty concerning regular search results.

That websites typed into the location bar are more likely to yield purchases should not come as a surprise as well; when you visit a website you know the address of, you know that its content will be commercial.

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.