Our new Web site will have much to offer

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 29, 2008

Teens all around the world have fallen in love with the Web site known as Myspace. Although there are some adults who use this site, it was created for younger people to stay in touch with each other.

To keep up with the times, our paper has decided to create a new Web site, in addition to our regular news site, for our users to become a part of. One portion of our new Web site will actually be set up for profiles. The Web site will be open to all users who want to become members. Every user can create their own profile where they can show off their own pictures and create albums, scrapbooks and more. These profiles will be a good way to stay in touch with friends and family who are also subscribers to the Web site.

Having a profile with personal thoughts and interests can give the community a new connection with each other. Mothers and fathers can show off pictures that they have taken of their kids doing things that they want to share with everyone.

Pictures that are taken and put up on the site are also subject to becoming our editor’s pick for the day. The editor’s pick is recognized by the paper and can even be added to our flash section of the page, which will be constantly changing between top photos that not only we, here at the paper, take but also those that the individuals of the county take.

Becoming a member to the new Web site is easy and can be done by anyone. It takes just a few short clicks and you are connected to all of your friends and family no matter where in the world they are located.

This Web site doesn’t have to be used for just pictures, either. You can also add in personal information that you can share, such as things you like to do and events you enjoy that go on in the community. Being a member of our new Web site does not mean that you have to create a profile. We are going to also have a regular home page where people can just drop in to check on the local news. Becoming part of our second Web site will just give everyone more options for showing off their own pictures and even having some of their photos added to the paper.

The new site is set to start working in July. This should give everyone plenty of time to get their cameras out and start practicing taking pictures for our editor’s pick spot. The more pictures that are added, the better chance you have of seeing your picture at the top of the page. Everyone should at least stop in and look at out new sites.

Note: Ashley McCartney is a news writer for The Clanton Advertiser. Her lifestyle column appears on Sundays.