I keep running into this problem with blog navigation. I've decided that using Newer & Older instead of Next & Previous is better for time-sensitive content. But which order makes more sense?
On one hand, since the back button points left, I can see older content being to the left. On the other hand, if I'm visualizing all the content laid out horizontally, I naturally think in terms of Newer to Older going from left to right.
Does it really matter as long as it's clearly labelled? Of course, your language's writing direction probably plays a big role in what feels natural, too. Any thoughts?