Tuesday, May 20, 2008

NEW WKYC.COM set to launch Wednesday!

The new-and-improved wkyc.com launches in just a matter of hours .. and it should really push our station to the next level.

The new website includes a great deal more of social media tools, including allowing readers to start their own blogs, post their own photo galleries, create forums on special topics of interest and even post comments about our stories, similar to what Ohio.com provides, (not that anyone would ever criticize my work, right? right?!?!!? ha!)

The site provides an updated video player that will allow you to embed WKYC video directly into your own website, like Blogger or Facebook, instead of having to just add a link and then have your readers navigate away.

If you're a weather warrior, the new site allows you to enter your zip code to get a more distinct forecast just for your neighborhood. In fact, if you have a keen cyber eye, you'll notice that the main banner changes based on that day's weather!

Remember that it's a work in progress .. so there might be a few hiccups the first few days .. but give it a try and tell me what you think.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reserving judgement on the new website--will be happier if they provide an easy link to your blog.

CJ

Laura said...

I personally like the new look...like you pointed out, there are going to be some bugs in the first few days, so I'm going to keep an open mind...and of course, it's something new so it's going to take all of us some time to get used to it...but overall, I really like the makeover!

Anonymous said...

Your blog should be above Romona's...

Anonymous said...

it should be easier to find your blog. Had a hard time. A link from the akron/canton site would be nice.