Can Attractive New Site Features Save Bubblews?
So is Bubblews trying to establish itself as a “real” writing site now that it's lost a significant number of users and its stats have plummeted? The recent engineering upgrade finally brought about the ability to do some simple text formatting, thanks to a minimal markup language called Markdown. The tech team also seems to be taking more care to report and address issues, as well as to interact with users.
They've even replaced their ampersand and plus sign with the @ symbol for mentions and the # hashtag, bringing the site in line with other social networks that use tagging. I suppose this might have something to do with Sweeble , but I'd like to think it's also a matter of formatting the site so it fits the casual visitor's expectations of a social network or blogging site.
The bank tallies seem to be moving well again, for the first time in a very long time. And with the restoration of the page views and the addition of a new metric for pages read , it does seem maybe Bubblews wants to place the emphasis on attracting external traffic once again.
A lot of folks who haven't posted on the site in months have now returned and are resuming activity, as well. I've even noticed some of the users posting about a return to writing higher quality content, so they can attract those external page views.
I guess page view displays weren't so “counter-intuitive” after all....
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