Love Blogging on the Intranet
Strange request of the week: our internal corporate communications team run an anonymous Valentine’s Day Message service each year. In the past, this has been a painful hand-coded task that ate up one member of staff’s time for most of the week. This year, they bought me coffee, bribed me with flapjacks and asked if we could do something with Movable Type to make life easier.Luckily, we have an install of MT within the intranet, purely for internal blogs. It took me about half an hour of hacking the default templates to present a single entry and the comments form, without any of the additional details, to give us a quick and dirty anonymous bulletin board. A little wave of pink magic from the guys in Creative and we were done.
And here we are, the day before Valentine’s Day, and already we have 174 messages of varying levels of smuttiness…
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Some Good Reading About The Future of News Paid Members Public
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add to right now: * The Nichepaper Manifesto [http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/haque/2009/07/the_nichepaper_manifesto.html] – an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks going forwards. * Media