Tuesday, January 17, 2012

You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to news

A couple of noteworthy enhancements to BadBlue.com should make it easier for news junkies to explore current events. Oh, sorry. In case you've been out of town, the news site TrendingRight.com is now called BadBlue. BadBlue is a news service that monitors the social networks to determine which stories are getting the most "buzz". It's kind of like a real-time Drudge Report, only more centrist (heh!).

Now, for the enhancements. You'll notice that each story includes a small tag that indicates the source of the story (the blue arrow points to an example, below).

Clicking on that name will give you a list of the most popular stories from that site.

One other note: the small icon -- which represents a hyperlink -- is a permanent link (or permalink) to a comments page.

For you bloggers out there, if you ever want to check out the popularity of all of your posts in the BadBlue database, just bookmark the following link (obviously, change the red text to your domain rather than Nice Deb's :-)...

http://badblue.bitnamiapp.com/d.php?did=nicedeb.wordpress.com

So check out BadBlue when you have a chance and let Biff know what you think!


2 comments:

winteryknight said...

Hey Biff. I really like Bad Blue and I used it to find a story to write about. Thanks for putting this together.

Anonymous said...

Much better load time. Now you need headers to direct peoples' attention. Subject/Theme or Source or Date.