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Reason for posting "today's date" on sites?
From Jeff at Ackley Uniforms on 4 June '00
Many major shopping sites such as Amazon.com post "today's date" usually
near the top of the home page. They must feel it's important to use
such valuable site real estate to display something most of us already
know. What's the point???

The only thing I can figure is that posting the date, shows the site
is not abandoned (like too MANY sites) and implies the site is
up-to-date.

Anyway it take just a bit of javascript to add that feature (about 1KB)
and today I joined in the fad. Take a look. Who am I to question
Amazon's logic?

Any thoughts on why so many sites post the date?




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