Archive: August 2007

Social Networking Features

Just wanted to take a minute to let you know about the new social networking features we recently launched on washingtonpost.com. The new suite of features includes personalized pages for each registered user, new discussion groups and improved comments software. The personalized MyPost pages, at this point, allow for readers to upload an image, publish biographical information, track discussion groups they're a part of and keep a friend list. It will also aggregate all comments a reader leaves on washingtonpost.com articles. The goal is to keep adding personalization options to these pages so that readers can set up de facto home pages for themselves if they choose. Additionally, these pages can serve as a starting point for direct interaction among readers. For example, here's my page. Another cool feature of MyPost are discussion groups, where readers can join a community of interest around a certain topic. So far, we've rolled...

By Jim Brady | August 22, 2007; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (22)

MyPost Launches

When you comment on a washingtonpost.com article or column, or participate in one of our moderated discussion groups, your contributions to the site will be collected on your individual MyPost page. Our goal is to provide you with a home base on the site, a page where you'll be able to both share and track your thoughts over time. When you post a comment to an article or discussion group, you'll be able to get to your MyPost page by clicking on your MyPost ID just above the comment or by clicking on your ID where it appears in the top left corner of the washingtonpost.com home page. Other readers will be able to browse to your MyPost page from your comments and, once there, view what you've had to say or ask to message you by sending a "friend request". You'll see those requests on your page -- they...

By Hal Straus | August 22, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (16)

 

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