CNET to Go

Satisfy Your Taste for Tech

Like tech, tech news, and all things tech? Then head over to CNET if you have yet to experience its glory and wonder. What is CNET? Well, according to their very own electronic lips:

CNET tracks all the latest consumer technology breakthroughs and shows you what’s new, what matters, and how technology can enrich your life. We give you the information, tools, and advice that will help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of the tech in your life.

For me, CNET is a part of my daily routine. (And by daily routine, I mean hourly routine. And by hourly routine, I mean hourly addiction.) CNET is filled with reviews, news and almost anything and everything you could want to ingest on the latest and the greatest in the world of what is awesome and innovative. But for a site all about tech, how do they measure up on social media?

BOGO Mobile

And by social media,  I mean Facebook and Twitter mobile. Take a gander at CNET’s pages:


The consistency across platforms was greatly appreciated. The cover and avatar photos matched, and they appeared optimized for the small screen. Given the fact the CNET is in the business of purveying content, one would hope that they present said content in a reasonable (and by reasonable, I mean mobile-friendly) fashion. And they don’t disappoint.

Carefully Crafted Content 

As you can see from the three CNET articles below, CNET is catering not only to those browsing on their computers, but to those perusing on their mobiles devices as well. The content intelligently scaled to fit my screen, and the text was easy to read. Links to other articles were well placed and readily accessible, and nothing felt cramped or misplaced.


Food for Thought

Based on CNET’s content, I would say that they pay careful attention to an audience that is migrating to mobile. While the majority of those in the tech community still own laptops or even desktop computers, there are many who conduct much of their day to day activities on smartphones and tablets. CNET lets you have your tech cake and eat it to, whether sipping coffee at your computer or standing in line to purchase said coffee (and by coffee, I mean ambrosia of the gods).


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