• Best of xkcd: University website

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    This has had an impact. According to Inside Higher Ed the cartoon “has resonated so strongly in higher ed circles that it has some marketing officials taking a hard look at what experts still believe to be their strongest marketing asset: the institutional website’s home page.” (h/t Henry Farrell)

    • Wow! This is so true. We have been doing the college trip thing with our son. MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Cornell, etc. All of the top schools for engineering and science. Their websites suck. Trying to find useful information is difficult, with just a few exceptions. Even the exceptions have mostly to do with on campus tours, not actual details like in the right sided bubble above. Makes you think they have the English majors doing the websites.