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New from True/Slant: Live Topic Streams, Alerts and Popular Posts

Posted by andreaitis on October 2, 2009

It’s the True/Slant trifecta today as we launch three new features: Live Topic Streams, Alerts and Popular Posts.  Lewis provided the overview; I’m following up with the inside view.

Live Topic Streams:  See all  T/S activity on a specific topic as it’s happening.  Our dynamic news streams include new posts, active conversations, active contributors, called-out comments, recommended posts, popular posts and more.  There are lots of ways to get to Live Topic Streams:

– Our Topics index page is now Live Stream central.  Click on Topics in the global nav (the black bar above) and select your topic of interest.

– Related Live Streams are just below every contributor post.   Scroll down Matthew Greenberg’s post (after reading and commenting, of course) to see the related streams.

More on TrueSlant 10-1-2009 9-19-48 PM

– Popular Live Streams (last 24 hours and all-time) are in the right column of Topic pages:  Health Care ReformEntertainmentBusiness

Alerts: T/S email alerts let you follow contributors, topics and conversations without missing a beat.

Get email alerts when your comments are Called Out by a Contributor:
1. Log in at trueslant.com
2. Click your name in red near the top of the page
3. Click on your Alerts tab
4. Select your preference next to When My Comments are Called Out

Get email alerts when there are new posts from Contributors and Topics you follow.
1. Log in at trueslant.com
2. Click “Follow” below a Contributor’s name or a Topic
3. Select timing for your email alerts – Immediate, Daily or Weekly

Already following Contributors and Topics? Here’s how to set up your email alerts:
1. Log in at trueslant.com
2. Click your name in red near the top of the page
3. Make sure you’re on your Dashboard tab
4. Scroll down to the list of Contributors and Topics you’re following and select timing for your email alerts – Immediate, Daily or Weekly

Get email alerts when there are new comments on a specific post
1. Log in at trueslant.com
2. Click on “Track comments via email alerts.”  You’ll see this at the bottom of a post or an existing comment thread
3. That’s it, once you click you’ll get email alerts when new comments are posted

Create default settings for Alerts:
1. Log in at trueslant.com
2. Click your name in red near the top of the page
3. Click on your Alerts tab
4. Select your preferencesMost Popular Posts 10-1-2009 9-31-26 PM

Popular Posts:

You can now see Most Popular Posts for specific contributors and the True/Slant network overall.  Look for this module in the right column on the T/S homepage and on most pages throughout the site.    Check the right column for T/S contributors Rick Ungar and Laurie Essig to see it in action.

That’s enough for today.   At this point, in the olden days of journalism we’d all go across the street for a drink.  In the new days of journalism we bask in the glow of  Pygmy hippo born in Rotterdam zoo (aka, jesus christ that’s cute) and Please tell Tufts about your roommate’s sex life.

Thanks for joining us here at True/Slant.  We appreciate it.

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5 Responses to “New from True/Slant: Live Topic Streams, Alerts and Popular Posts”

  1. […] new Popular Post modules.  They appear on the right side of Contributor and T/S Network pages.  Andrea has more details on Popular Posts, Alerts and Live Topic […]

  2. Very cool, loving the alerts, but then you knew I would.

    🙂

  3. andreaitis said

    Thanks, Brian. I hid your name deep in the code. ;-j

  4. […] here to read the rest: andreaitis – de.tech.ting – New from True/Slant: Live Topic … By admin | category: mobile de | tags: aol, chief, chief-product, exam-training, […]

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