New Feature: Grouping Headlines from the Top Film Sites

Posted 5:28 PM September 4th, 2013 by Senh Duong
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Over the weekend, we launched a new feature on the site. Located in the center column directly below the spotlighted articles with the images, it groups a days worth of stories into related articles - kinda like what Google News does, except it’s just for movies.

The headlines with the most written about topics are at the top. Next to each group of articles is a popcorn graphic displaying the number of similar headlines. This lets you know which stories are most popular across different film sites. It’s updated every 15 minutes, so stories move up and down throughout the day.

Hover over an article and you will get a “Show Related Articles” button that, when clicked, will open up a list of similar articles from other sources. This allows you to easily and handily browse through different takes on each topic on one list rather searching for them individually in your feeds.

If you follow a bunch of film sites on Twitter or through feeds, you’ll see lots of repeated articles. This approach groups all of the similar articles together, showing just the distinct stories.

Take a look at the homepage and let us know what you think of this new feature and/or if you have any suggestions. Thanks!

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