Slow websites lead to Mouse Rage

Posted on Saturday, Dec 23 2006 @ 23:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A study commissioned by webhoster RackSpace found slow websites lead to "Mouse Rage Syndrome" (MRS).

Consumers who are shopping for gifts don't like waiting for slow websites and they start to get stressed. These slow and badly designed lead to things like people bashing their mouse and cursing the screen.

The study used 2,500 test persons which were asked to search for information on several websites. While they were surfing the researchers measured their physic and physical reactions.

Slow loading websites, bad site layouts, popups, annoying advertisements and other things can lead to the following symptoms:
  • Higher heartbeat
  • Higher transpiration
  • Fast and repeatedly mouseclicking
  • Mouse bashing
  • Cursing


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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