[maemo-community] [maemo2midgard] Adapting the home to the social news

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Thu Aug 23 13:39:29 EEST 2007
Another thought. The news highlights positions are quite unstable,
specially when there are few favs. This is ok for a section but it might
be confusing for a home: top news item changing from news A to B and
then A again during the day.

Suggestion: the home gets refreshed just once a day, let's say at 5am
UTC (when most of us are away from keyboard).

On Thu, 2007-08-23 at 08:54 +0300, ext Quim Gil wrote:
> We have still some features missing and bugs in http://maemo.org/news
> (btw, the subbscribers of these list should be using the fave features
> on a regular basis)  :)
> However, one day (hopefully sooner than later) we will fix those and the
> beta period will end. That day we will have a visible change in the
> home, reflecting all the latest and best news.
> Ideas? 
> I've got some:
> - The area to use is still the body below the 'open source development
> for ..." banner. The column stays as it is.
> - Announcements still will need an own place (perhaps showing only the
> 1-3 latest + link for more).
> - Community (Garage) + Planet will disappear as own entities. The best
> garage news and blog enties will hit the home when the maemo community
> and the karma maths push them there.
> - The top news of the day should be very visible, with extended text and
> image if it has it. The rest only headline. This is visually attractive
> to users and is a good incentive for news writers.
> - Latest Flickr and latest YouTube hitting the top 10 or getting a karma
> above X should have a fixed space in the home featuring a thumbnail.
> - Users should be able to fave already in the home. More incentive to
> writers to hit the home and stay there more days.
> - A thought for later: we need to leave some space for an "Events" block
> somewhere, featuring the nex conferences meetings etc with a maemo
> interest.
Quim Gil - http://maemo.org

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