USA Today Adds Tag-like Topics
Posted on October 9, 2008USA Today has launched nearly 200,000 online topics pages on its website usatoday.com. Topics pages can be found at topics.usatoday.com or by following links in story pages on usatoday.com. USA Today's topics resemble the tags found on many blogs.
USA Today's topics page categories include brands, culture, events and awards, health and wellness, legislation and acts, natural and physical sciences, organizations, people, places and geography and religion and beliefs. Each topic page features stories published by USA Today related to that topic. The topic pages also pull in content from across the Web with the help of technology partner, Daylife. Each topic page also has its own RSS feed.
"USA Today has always focused on what America is talking about and provides the content that fuels the nation's conversation," said Jeff Webber, publisher of USATODAY.com. "Our new topics pages go in-depth into subjects ranging from Sarah Palin to Starbucks; Barack Obama to Bono; and American Idol to the iPhone, all the things that make America tick."