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Launching in the spring of 2012, www.knoema.com is a statistical website that provides its browsers with not only information but also community boards and apps. The website is simple to use and very easy to navigate and definitely user friendly. www.knoema.com offers information on economics, energy, demographics, agriculture and commodity in the form of charts, maps and graphs. The information is easily accessible easy to find. The website also connects with Twitter, Facebook and Google to allow easier site registration and sharing of information.
The website is clean and professional looking, everything is functional and neat. www.knoema.com is free of extraneous and useless graphics and is very easy to look at and distinguish between section breaks and other services provided to the browser. Everything is simply a click away. The community boards are extremely user friendly and provide the browser with a wealth of information and discussion that many other statistic websites do not offer. The design is simple and appealing and effectively reflects the sharp, crisp nature of the information it offers the public.
The focus of the website is to supply people with graphical statistical information. The website appeals to cater to economists and market researchers, however this website would be incredibly useful to the high school or college student writing a paper on the GDP of Ghana or the export rate of automobiles in China. The individual categories, when clicked on, also provide relevant data sets and user comments to help the browser with finding other information for their use. User comments invite discussion and are professional and courteous.
The usability of this site is incredibly easy and efficient. The website is designed in a minimalist fashion, cutting down on the flashy graphics and the noisy advertisement. The website is concise and efficient and greatly appreciates user feedback. The website offers not only information but economic apps as well for your computer and phone. These are simple and easy to use as well and some of them are user created. The website offers the option to host user created apps as well as those brought in from outside sources. The community boards are open to everyone and everyone is expected to be business professional. It is possible to report abuse of the terms of service against troublesome members. The website also contains a blog to keep users updated on what is happening with the site and when the official release dates will be posted. The website is currently in a Beta-tester phase and is preparing to launch soon.
Overall www.knoema.com is incredibly easy to use, very user friendly and chock full of information for not just the economist, but also the common man. Though many terms and jargon is not explained, the user community is helpful and more than willing to fill gaps in any information provided by the website. The user feedback is extremely positive and many users report wanting to continue using the site.