Starting Monday, the Daily O’Collegian will move from strictly RSS feeds, to a more personalized way to communicate the news.
First, we will tweet all of the new articles of the day by 9AM. It’s important that we allow for a straight link to the articles so they can be read each day. Our most important objective is to link back to the OC website and increase traffic there.
Next we will take the stories and try to relate them to our readers. For example, if there is a story about summer fun at the lake, we might tweet about the story and suggest a pair of sun glasses to wear while at the beach. Something that will not only get them to read the story, but also take it a step further.
For opinion articles, we would link back the the discussion forum so others can get their opinion heard.
We are going to tweet sports scores as soon as possible.
And most importantly, get user feedback from the readers for ideas on stories.
Through out the day, we will use twitpic to take pictures of interesting things on campus. Like if the Union was a zoo, or an exceptionally good sidewalk chalk.
Here’s what I’d like from you…the students, the “gurus”, and the pro’s.
Email me other suggestions. I really don’t want this to be as bad as most newspaper twitter feeds, but I need to know what you want. We will consider everything, because we want this to succeed. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks a mil – Will.