links for 2009-11-10
by Martin Belam, 10 November 2009
"A more technical explanation about how comments on the Guardian site are now sewn straight into the page". Great post from Guardian developer Roberto about the re-implementation of comments across the site.
"What do brands need to think about when aggregating content for their websites and campaigns? And as more and more brands use the crowd to conceive and create content, how do they ensure those volunteer creatives follow the rules?"
"Replacing the Thames won't help 99.9% of passengers to make their journeys, but it is going to make East London travel look far more complicated than it ought to be. The December tube map will be forced to sacrifice clarity of vision for political correctness, and all because people who rarely use the Underground say it must". I still think the whole no Thames - new Thames shebang is a deliberate PR wheeze so that for every "Oh my god what the hell has happened to the Circle Line" there will be a "but at least they've put the Thames back on the map"
Google News has introduced some changes in the sitemap protocol that news sites use to submit sitemaps to it. "Google has introduced three tags - publication - to specify the name and language of the publication publishing the article; genres - to describe the 'nature of the article as a comma-separated list chosen from: PressRelease, Satire, Blog, OpEd, Opinion, and UserGenerated and access - to specify any article access limitations: choices - Subscription or Registration". Metadata scheme appears to exclude churnalism, hoax, stolenfromb3ta and serious investigative journalism amongst others...