Post Pulse is a new feature on our desktop and mobile sites that shows the most trending Washington Post stories on social networks across the Web.
This feature is built from a snapshot of Post stories that are getting the most traction through social channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Reddit and more. The top trending pieces within a fifteen-minute period are surfaced, giving our users a real-time sense about what is being clicked on, read and talked about across the social Web.
You can engage the feature on washingtonpost.com by clicking on the top right “Post Pulse” thumbnail of storypages across the site, where the most trending story headline will be updated as new stories emerge. This will take you to the Post Pulse page, which is a dynamic stream of the most trending stories, along with the percentage change in the past fifteen minutes. On our mobile site, you’ll find Post Pulse stories on the homepage and can click to read the highest-trending social news from our digital offerings.
We’ll be growing this feature and rolling out more ways to engage users with our best social journalism. Try it out and let us know what you think and what you’d like to see next.
Cory Haik is The Post’s Executive Editor for Digital News