USA Today Adds Social 2.0 Features

Mar 5, 2007 • 7:43 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Social Search Engines & Optimization

USA Today launched over the weekend, several layers of social Web 2.0 features to their site.

Some of the features include:

  • Commenting on articles
  • Digg-like feature where you can "recommend" a story
  • User profiles named "personal space" with Avatars
  • Photo submission area via "Shutter speed"
  • A "Community Center" to keep up with friends
  • Tagging
  • More searching

This is a big step for a major news publisher, and I am sure many will follow suit.

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Li Evans

03/05/2007 02:56 pm

Barry - It's even got a "myspace" like clone where in the "personal space" you can have your own blog that other USA Today Community Members can read. :) Pretty fancy for a newspaper site!

Barry Schwartz

03/05/2007 02:58 pm

Very exciting. At what point do we have too many? That is the other thread at CRe8.

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