I clicked a link thinking it was useful, but instead took me to an Amazon product page. Since I accessed it over HTTP, a stateless protocol, I already had the resource cached locally, so decided to make the best of it and use the information available to me. For instance, I wanted to know when this book had been published, something I find exceedingly useful in my research. Also, I normally, um, find it.
Here’s a screenshot of the page in question:
In case your eyes glaze over at the site of brilliant dumpster fires, the rough outline to get to the year of publication is:
- Book cover and pricing info taking up the entire space above the fold
- “Frequently bought together”
- Customer who viewed this…
- Related products
- Editorial Reviews (???)
- Product details!
If not for the volunteer, unpaid user-generated content filling out the rest of the page, the “Product details” section would at the bottom (except for the… repeating bars of related/customer-bought products…).
Think about what that says about you. You are either a moron, or in an abusive relationship, when using that site.