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Supporting more buzzwords

I've added some new features to make Bridgehunter.com more buzzword compliant:

1. Each bridge page now includes an AJAX-powered rating widget to leverage the power of crowdsourcing. The idea is to give each bridge a rating of 0-5 stars based on your opinion of the bridge's overall historic significance. After enough votes are tabulated, the most important bridges will rise to the top, while UCEBs will drop to the bottom where they belong.

To cast your vote, just hover your mouse over the widget to choose the appropriate 0-5 rating (partial stars are allowed). After you click, you should see a note that says "Vote cast!" If you change your mind, you can click again to update your vote.

2. Each bridge page also supports social bookmarking with links to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

3. The tables on the site, including the County Guide pages and NBI listings, are now sortable through the magic of Web 2.0 technology. Just click one of the headers to sort everything in the column below.

Now that the site has been upgraded with all of these pointless buzzwords, when can I expect to receive my $1.5 million in venture capital funding that other buzzword-enhanced websites have been getting?

Comments  (8)

Supporting more buzzwords
Posted November 23, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

That was me reading your mind, Molly! I wondered why that blog post was getting hits all of a sudden...

Supporting more buzzwords
Posted November 22, 2010, by molly Hill (birdgurl97 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Like the bridge rating system (like even more putting UCEB's on the bottom, lol!!)

Speaking therof, myself being an artist, here's someone who's been reading my mind :-)

http://jimgrey.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/a-bridge-that-will-n...

Supporting more buzzwords
Posted November 19, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

You can disregard my previous post. This polling system is not subject to a flaw that affects many other online polls. In other words, some online polls allow you to clean out your cookies and then come back and vote again, a technique often used by spammers.

Supporting more buzzwords
Posted November 18, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

One concern - there is a way by which someone can vote early and often for their favorite bridge, but aside from this I like the new rating system.

Supporting more buzzwords
Posted November 18, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is an excellent idea. This website has become large enough that it is important to allow the most historic bridges to be featured most prominantly.

Supporting more buzzwords
Posted November 18, 2010, by Eric Root (ejort [at] att [dot] net)

Is there a way to tell if you have previously voted for a bridge? I know I've already "updated" a couple votes that I forgot I'd already cast.

Supporting more buzzwords
Posted November 18, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I assume the 1.5 Million comes from the same place the 6.9 billion for Facebook comes from. I am still waiting for my billions to come rolling in for my website work too, at which point I will relocate the Milton Madison Bridge into Michigan.

Supporting more buzzwords
Posted November 17, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Of all the current enhancements, my current favorite improvement is the border shading of the county in the "Exhibit" tool. I find it to be a very useful enhancement.