In the next couple of days, we have a few announcements about new partner sites and how it’s going at Sphere. The first piece of news is that the Wall Street Journal recently introduced Sphere Related Content links throughout WSJ.com and WSJ Blogs. This is one of our favorite implementations to date as the results are shown in-line and supported with our plug-in. This means that every article page on WSJ.com and WSJ blogs displays both related articles from the online journal and high quality bloggers, resulting in more opportunities for bloggers to add their voice to the discussion. Always a good thing.
While an honor for Sphere to partner with such a venerable publisher brand, it’s also another great opportunity for bloggers to join the conversation as well as reach a broader audience of readers than the early adopter technology crowd that has been immersed in blogs since 2003.
Thanks to WSJ for embracing the blogosphere and for their unwavering support in partnering with us. And special recognition to Raanan, Rama (who also pushed us to create a set of links on WSJ blogs that aggregates all the posts on the index page – turns out to be a great idea) and their team for nailing this implementation. Please let us know what you think.
Also, check back the next few days for some additional announcements.