BBC Buzz uncovered
Roo Reynolds - BBC has left a new comment on your post "Mysterious BBC Buzz":As Norman Lebrecht famously wrote:
I wondered when someone would notice. Congratulations for being the first.
As you've spotted, we've been developing a tool that finds where people are discussing BBC programmes so we can link back to them from the relevant programme page. It shows where the 'buzz' is around our programmes, and helps people find relevant and interesting blog posts about that programme. As you've also seen, there was previously a prototype of this same idea called Shownar, which BERG built for us at http://shownar.com/. That prototype has closed down now, but we've been busy taking what we learned from it and building something which integrates directly with our programme pages.
Although the new system it still not quite live yet, we recently started using it to find some relevant blog posts that refer to BBC Radio and TV programmes. While we're ironing out the last few wrinkles, it's useful to test out the processes and get some links in the system ready for when we launch. That's why you've spotted a visit from our moderation tool but the link back to your site hasn't (yet) appeared on the programme page. Sorry for any confusion.
Thanks for being interested, and I hope you'll like the system when it does launch in a few weeks.
Roo Reynolds - BBC
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