Archive: November 2005

Announcing Post Remix

We've launched Post Remix, which is a part of washingtonpost.com that spotlights the work of outside Web developers who've made interesting projects using Post content. We're encouraging people to build their own Web applications using our data feeds. A number of people have already created some cool stuff, including News Cloud (a "tag cloud" of Post stories that lets you browse stories by keyword) and a world-map interface to Post stories. We look forward to seeing more of these types of projects. Keep an eye on Post Remix for announcements....

By | November 22, 2005; 5:14 PM ET | Email a Comment

City Guide

Hope you've had a chance to check out our new City Guide, which launched last week. The new guide features improved search capabilities, better functionality and a cleaner design. Overall, we feel it's a major step forward in our ability to provide readers with useful information in a simple, timely fashion. For more information, please read the editor's note from Anne Kenderdine, washingtonpost.com's city guide editor....

By Jim Brady | November 22, 2005; 3:54 PM ET | Comments (1)

Local/National Home Pages

As many of you know, back in July, we launched our local and national home pages to allow us to better serve the two distinct audiences we get on the site. We use the Zip code you have given us to determine which page you receive, If you're interested in seeing which page you are getting, click on the Change Profile link up to the right of the washingtonpost.com logo and then click on Home Page Setting. If you would prefer to switch the page you are receiving, you can make the change right there. Many of you have asked why we have not provided a link on the home page to allow users to easily move back and forth. The reason we have not done this is because the pages are not designed to be totally different experiences, but pages with a different emphasis. So the major national and...

By Jim Brady | November 22, 2005; 3:52 PM ET | Comments (4)

washingtonpost.com Blogs

One question we receive a lot is why we don't have a list of all of our blogs on one page. Because our blogs cover such a wide range of topics, we prefer to promote them alongside other subject-related content instead of a blog list. But, for those who are interested, here's the full list of our blogs: post.blog (the one you're reading now) Achenblog (our first blog) Focus on Fairfax Wizards Journal Going Out Gurus The Richmond Report Vagablog Campaign for the Court Russian Chronicles Early Warning The Debate World Opinion Roundup Security Fix The Fix Think Tank Town Reporting for Duty India 2.0 Seasoned Greetings Your Post...

By Jim Brady | November 22, 2005; 3:52 PM ET | Comments (2)

Opinions Section

Based on the popularity of our new Opinions section, many of you have already seen it. But, in case you have not, here's the editor's note we posted when we launched back in late August: You may have noticed some changes in the section of washingtonpost.com devoted to editorials, commentary and reader feedback -- starting with the way it looks and what we call it. We've added an "s" to the section formerly known as Opinion. It's now Opinions -- a name intended to reflect the site's commitment to including a variety of viewpoints on important issues, in addition to the editorial positions of The Washington Post and the thinking of its columnists and Sunday Outlook contributors. In keeping with that commitment, we're launching a number of new features. Your Post will collect the most thoughtful and interesting user comments from around washingtonpost.com and publish them throughout the day. The...

By Jim Brady | November 22, 2005; 1:21 PM ET | Comments (3)

Technorati Links

A few months ago, we launched a partnership with Technorati, to allow us to surface discussion about Post articles from around the blogosphere. For an example, check out the Who's Blogging box on this article. On Tuesday, we added some additional links to this box: one listing the most-blogged about articles from The Post, and one with most-blogged about articles on the Web. The hope is that this will allow for increased dialogue about the issues of the day, both on The Post and around the Web....

By Jim Brady | November 22, 2005; 8:34 AM ET | Comments (1)

A Note From the Publisher of washingtonpost.com

In the short time of the internet's existence, the concept of what can be done on the web has changed dramatically. Once just a new venue for duplicating online what we did in print, radio or television, the last few years have seen this new medium come into its own with its own art, technique and language for distributing news and information. The constancy of news has made the web a perfect forum for finding new ways to tell stories. washingtonpost.com has been a leader in that regard. And as a result, it has become one of the most popular sites for news in the world. Washingtonpost.com's success is due in large part to the excellent journalism and the great brand of The Washington Post. But that achievement could also not have been realized without the vision of The Washington Post Company chairman Don Graham, who has consistently committed the...

By carolinelittle | November 21, 2005; 8:08 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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