Sept. 20, 2012
-- JockSpin, which labels itself as a sports news aggregator for informed fans, activated its regional headlines feature. This new functionality, accessible via a “Regions” drop down menu on all pages, displays headlines blocks for major teams within a chosen region, with the most recent headlines for the teams displayed within their respective blocks. Thus, sports fans can now quickly scan local sports headlines, accessing the full stories with a single click.
A cutting edge categorized sports news aggregator and publisher owned and operated by Florida based JockSpin LLC and online at www.jockspin.com, the site fetches news from over a thousand sources, performing checks for new articles every few minutes, and adds in articles from its own staff of sports writers. Headlines are displayed in a convenient block format, with the most recent headlines for teams displayed in blocks (for each team) on league pages and, with this regional view upgrade, by region. Users also have the ability to choose their own favorite teams to view on their home page.
JockSpin’s fan-centric layout has been thoughtfully designed to align the delivery of sports news with the interests of sports fans, which generally concentrate on specific sports and teams as opposed to simply all sports. Now, with this new ability to view headline blocks for teams within a region, a visitor can quickly scan and access headlines in his local area. This is another step in JockSpin’s quest to better match the delivery of sports news and opinion to fans’ interests, adding a new level of usefulness to an already highly user friendly site.
JockSpin's syndicated headlines link directly to their respective sources, allowing users to quickly access the articles at their source, in a manner consistent with how it believes fans want to access stories. This practice is consistent with one of its key objectives, to increase traffic for the publishers of the articles. JockSpin also publishes its own original articles, which are also accessible within the site..
Under development, and soon to be released, are JockSpin apps for iPhone and Android. The company is particularly excited about the design for these apps, which have been as carefully thought out as its website to provide users with the benefits of aggregation in an elegant and easy to use manner that works on a smaller screen.
With dozens of engineering, content, and marketing initiatives underway, JockSpin seeks to be a major player in the truly massive sports media market. They have come a long way, with hundreds of minor upgrades and adjustments, several of which involved significant design or functionality upgrades. This regional headline view activiation is but one of many planned enhancements to the site.