‘Oh my god, we read the same newspaper!’ It’s like Guardian soulmates, but Stateside, and not necessarily for single people. Ok, so it’s not at all like a singles website at all.
In fact, today saw the public launch of the New York Times social network, TimesPeople. As we reported in June it’s a social network that links up the NY Times audience through their shared interests.
It’s a free service, which allows:
- RSS feeds with the latest activities of other users in each network, which can be synced to their updates to their Facebook news
- Users to join in public activities, including readers’ comments, recommendations, reviews, ratings
“We created TimesPeople as a community built around sharing news and information, giving our readers a way to connect with other like-minded readers,” said Marc Frons, chief technology officer of digital operations, at the New York Times, in the release. “TimesPeople is a great way for our readers to discover content on the site they might not have otherwise.”