One Week Later
It was exactly one week ago that we revealed She Went Of Her Own Accord to the public. At that point, Nick and I had scraped together just 24 jokes between us. Since the doors have been opened the map has already been filling up, with the current tally standing at an impressive 142 jokes. Many, many thanks to everyone who has slavied away over a hot map and posted brilliant jokes for us all to enjoy.
Since last week, Nick has put in a bunch of usability enhancements. The ‘Add‘ form is significantly better and news now has its own category (you’re reading an example of a news post). We’re hoping to bring a few more improvements soon. A few highlights from our extensive TODO list.
- KML feed to act as a Google Earth layer. Update: still working on a KML feed, but the RSS feed now includes GeoRSS, so can be used in Google Maps and (in theory) Google Earth).
- ‘People’ and ‘Thing’ jokes (same format, but for more than places)
- ‘FAIL’ category (learn from others mistakes)
- Expose voting results (list by most/least popular, most/least voted…)
- Community tagging (add tags to any joke) Update: done
- Investigate OpenID (so you can fix your own posts and track your jokes’ popularity)
- Output full feeds rather than just the first line (also, use source name in the field rather than ‘robot’). Update: done.
Of course, let us know what you’d like to see changed and fixed around here. One thing that’s on our minds is the credit used for the joke source. People can currently provide a URL (which becomes a link), a Twitter name (starting with @, and becomes a link to their Twitter page), or any other text. It would be nice to at least give people the same level self-disclosure they enjoy when adding a comment (name, email, optional URL). What do you think?