All entries for Friday 14 July 2006
July 14, 2006
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE100000021440/
For the last two day's I've been mucking about with adding links to Digg (and del.icio.us) to Press Releases.
Why bother I don't hear you ask! Well, the story about Sleep deprivation and obesity had about 2000 hits yesterday – half of these came from Digg.com and BoingBoing (which picked up the story from Digg).
I think that demonstrates the value of these services in terms of communications activity.
So, to make life a bit easier I've added a few links to the Press Release. Firstly a link that lets you submit a story to Digg. Secondly a link that lets you submit a story to del.icio.us. Finally a counter that tells you how many people Dugg this story and a button that let's you register a vote too!
Unfortunately this last only seems to be working in Firefox, which is a pain, but I will endevour to resolve this for IE next week.
I have warned my colleagues in the office not to Digg their own stories as this would be evil. Hot coals have been prepared just in case!
Following on from our listing in the Guardian I've just found out Warwick Podcasts made Critics choice in the Independent on wednesday.
What a great week this is turning into.
So, Robert Moss, wherever you are – thanks for the listing!
Next up – can we crack the right wing press?