Tech Note: Most-Tweeted Articles and LGF Pages

New feature of the day
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I’d like to draw your attention to our left sidebar, where you’ll see two new additions to the list of “drop-down” links: “Tweeted Articles,” and “Tweeted Pages.”

These new drop-down lists show you the most-tweeted (in other words, posted on Twitter) LGF front page articles and user-submitted LGF Pages, in the last 7 days. I can already see that LGF Pages have been getting increasingly noticed on Twitter; congrats to the authors, and keep up the great posts!

Also, another tech note that doesn’t affect anything you see on LGF, but does speed up page loading: the “retweet” counters you see at the upper right of each post (next to the blue Twitter button) are now cached at 90-second intervals, instead of making calls on every page load to the bit.ly API — which can take some time. Caching the results makes pages finish loading faster, and is also less demanding on the bit.ly API, which should make them happy.

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Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
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