Five things we’re doing online this week
1) We’re asking reporters to use twitter to update the site. Sports reporters are sending in their updates here using #scscore. Newsroom reporters are sending us updates here using #scsnews. Got a score or newsworthy item? You’re welcome to use the hash tags.
2) We’ve added an outside page that includes the best of our coverage from the print edition, but also a collection of video, links to the best of our outdoors photography, links to all kinds of recreation opportunities around here, live surf reports courtesy of Surfline.com, and a little twitter widget featuring the list of surfers we follow on twitter.
4) Facebook comments: Facebook has added a few features to their commenting system, including opportunities to login through Yahoo! or Hotmail. We feel like the tools they’re offering make it a good alternative to Disqus, which despite a lot of effort, didn’t cooperate with our content management system. We’ll revisit the commenting system when our content management system is upgrated (sometime this year is the expectation). We actually really like Disqus, if we could make it work. It’s pretty seamless with our WordPress blogs.
5) We’re shooting video of a couple amazing stunts to be performed this weekend at the Boardwalk. Look for it on Saturday night.