One small step for man, one giant leap for the Sports Dept
When our Dear Leader canvassed opinion on how irishtimes.com could be improved earlier this week the message coming from the masses was loud and clear. The single, most effective way to enhance the website for each and every one of our readers was simple. The answer, it appeared, was Metedata. And plenty of it.
Not having an inkling what metadata was – hey, who does? – the online editor scrolled further down the page where his eye was drawn to a solitary, lonely voice calling for a sports blog. Always one to champion the cause of the little man, the online editor’s interest was piqued. Plus it ticked boxes on so many levels.
Cheap? Tick. No problem to produce? Tick. Easily foisted upon the layabouts in the sports department? Tick. A handy way to stick this metadata stuff on the long finger? Tick.
And so it came to pass. What the boss man wants, the boss man invariably gets and from today various members of the sports team will be bringing you their take on all things, well, sporting. Having previously dipped our toes into the blogging waters during the Six Nations and World Cup, we’re going full-time. As always, these things don’t work without some healthy debate so any and all (within reason) comments are welcome.