The higher-ups at Inquirer.com have shown their brilliance by choosing a big-news, big-reaction day to launch our new interactive feature, The Talk.
The page is designed to be visually-driven and interactive. It's curated by Daniel Rubin, an Inky columnist and our director of social media.
We know anecdotally and through surveys and focus groups that readers want more interaction and a more comprehensive place to find the news they're most interested in. I think the page is fabulous, but then again I'm biased. We need your input to see what works and what doesn't. Is there something you want to see that isn't there? Do you like the mix of news? Would you prefer more focus on videos and photos, or on conversations?
Since I cover Montgomery County, I am most interested in learning whether reader engagement is greater (or takes a different form) for local issues vs. national / trending stories. Obviously on a day like today, the Defense of Marriage Act decision is dominating headlines and social media. But a couple of weeks ago when the building collapsed in Center City, local news carried the day. I'll be watching and participating over the next few months, I hope you will too.