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What Makes a Website Interactive?

Inspiring websites

Two ways

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Various definitions abound. Here’s my stance. A website is interactive when there is some sort of two-way interaction that puts the consumer in the driver’s seat.

That said, it is possible for a website to be engaging, but not interactive. Yes, I mean who doesn’t like clicking? For example, the click-happy kook in you likely gets some measure of satisfaction in being engaged enough to click a Like button, click.

Does a Like button on a website make it interactive? I argue the Like button makes for a potentially engaging website, but not an interactive one.

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  1. Jayant Raj's Gravatar

    Posted by Jayant Raj on 24.09.10 at 12:39 pm

    Hmm.. not an easy question to answer. What do you think??

    I think one way is by communicating with readers :)

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