Monday, December 06, 2010

Houston Chronicle hypertext: What's up with the linked article text on chron.com?


I noticed last week that the Houston Chronicle started linking certain words in articles on chron.com. Click on those links and they take you to topic pages about the highlighted word.

To find out more, I emailed Dean Betz, the Content Director at the Houston Chronicle/chron.com.

"Some smart software reads our articles, then links keywords in the articles to topics pages that draw on Houston Chronicle articles and blogs, and relevant content from other sources, including YouTube videos, other Hearst Web sites, sites across the Internet, Twitter dicussion and Wikepedia pages," Betz told the mikemcguff.com blog.

But that's not all. Betz says there are more new features in the article pages that offer top news from chron.com and other news from around the Web.

In case you are really into web development, then you will want to know these new tools come from a company called OneSpot.com.

The new features were launched last Thursday. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here