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Post by Gerry » 10/25/06, 2:12 pm

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Post by bob » 10/25/06, 2:15 pm

Microsummaries are regularly-updated short summaries of web pages.
How does one summarize a disparate group of headlines?

Or what did you have in mind?

Have you seen the tool tips on the regular headlines yet in the beta? They'll be extended to the Top lists and the checkbox lists over the next couple days...
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Post by Gerry » 10/25/06, 4:46 pm

I mean you make the current top headline the "Microsummary" for the page.
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Post by Gerry » 10/25/06, 4:50 pm

bob wrote:Have you seen the tool tips on the regular headlines yet in the beta? They'll be extended to the Top lists and the checkbox lists over the next couple days...
:) Looks fantastic Bob.
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Post by bob » 10/25/06, 6:35 pm

I mean you make the current top headline the "Microsummary" for the page.
I'm not following you--is that better than the article summary (description) in the xml file?

Are you suggesting displaying the summary instead of the headline? Defeats the purpose of the headline, doesn't it? Headlines serve both the purpose of very quickly presenting the contact, and persuading the reader to click it....
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Post by Gerry » 10/26/06, 11:18 am

Somebody bookmarks the DR homepage.

If you have a microsummary script which returns the top headline and they choose to use it. Then the bookmark text will be the current top headline or whatever you choose to put in that microsummary script.
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Post by bob » 10/26/06, 2:41 pm

food for thought--
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