"Stickiness" is a commonly used metric to gauge the attractiveness of a web site; it's based on the length of time visitors tend to hang about. What a horrid idea! The best measure of a page's worth is precisely the opposite, slipperiness: how quickly and efficiently a reader can get what s/he needs and move along. "Sticky" in real life is a negative adjective, as witness jar lids, chewing gum underfoot, wickets, etc. (OK, maybe not flypaper --- though from the viewpoint of the fly?!) "Slippery", on the other hand, is often quite pleasant; cf. "lubricity" ....

TopicProgramming - TopicWriting - TopicHumor - 2003-02-25

(correlates: CatchAndRelease, NorvigLaws, 2008-07-19 - WOD Trail Trek, ...)