The Promote button
A new addition to the site is the “Promote” button under each story. This button will allow you to promote stories that you think are important or newsworthy and have them appear in the Left sidebar. Currently the sidebar displays the 20 most popular stories and this weekend I hope to add a new page that will display the stories as well as the excerpts.
The intention is to allow the readers of the site to promote stories that will then persist on the site for a week allowing more people to view the stories and follow the links.