No Tran, a junior in journalism and electronic media, said he relied on MSNBC.com as the only source of his daily news over all other professional news Web sites.
"MSNBC has very attractive graphics and a very nice simple three-column layout," Tran said. "If you hover your mouse cursor over a menu link, a whole new set of submenu pops up with all the latest headlines."
Tran noticed the MSNBC homepage automatically refresh itself about every five minutes with new updates.
Tran mentioned the homepage also did a great job of categorizing links of photos, stories, and videos. For example, Tran liked the left navigational menu because it was convenient to move around the Web site.
"The only thing I didn't like about MSNBC is that it didn't have much of list links and inline links in their stories," Tran said. "But their stories are accurate, complete, efficient, and precise."
Jim Stovall, professor of 422, said, "An inline link takes the words in a story and makes them into a link. Inline links offer us readers of the story to get additional information instantly."
A reader must register for a MSNBC account in order to get additional information, e-mail alerts, personalization of homepage, RSS feeds, or instant message a page.
Tran said, "MSNBC.com could offer a reader's service to post comments and uploads to social networking sites."