Sunday, July 01, 2007 2.0

Check out the new, just relaunched today! It's "as an enhanced multimedia site - packed with web 2.0 features such as recommendations and user generated content," according to Read/Write Web. Many of the standards and ideas that it implemented are the same ones we are using or planning to use on, which is validating:

  • Streaming video vs. forcing downloads
  • Playing streaming video in Flash, vs. Windows Media Player
  • "Integrated multimedia storytelling," which we are taking baby steps toward doing
Some of the site's other new features are ones only in our minds at the moment, including Ajax; "we recommend" and "hot topics" dynamically generated for text and video content; and multiple opportunities for readers to engage with articles, video, and categories.