Today we at MacCentral are proud to announce a new addition to our site: a free weekly newsletter, which will be sent out each Friday, featuring news, analysis, information on updates, and more. To encourage people to sign up for this newsletter, we’re offering a special prize for newsletter subscribers: three free iPods.
Subscribers to the newsletter will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a 10GB iPod (see the rules page for restrictions). One winner will be drawn each month beginning October 1, 2003. You only need to subscribe to the newsletter once — winners will be chosen from the entire subscriber base, so once you’re entered, your name will remain in the draw for future months.
The new MacCentral newsletter will provide subscribers with a concise summary of the week’s events, updates and hot stories in the Mac and general technology markets. We will also include a weekly analysis of leading industry trends, giving you our view on what’s hot in the Mac world and how it affects you as a Mac user. In addition, we’ll give readers a roundup of important and interesting stories from around the Web.
This is only the latest change we’ve made to MacCentral based on your feedback. Recently we added an alternative view of our home page: the Summary View lists our news stories with a headline and a small blurb outlining what the story is about, as well as a quick view of how many comments MacCentral readers have left about that particular story.
We’ve completely renovated our news archive, giving readers the ability to search for specific date ranges more easily. We’ve also launched a new search engine, which is able to rate results by relevance, date and title, allowing much more flexibility when searching MacCentral and our related sites, Macworld.com and Macworld ProductFinder.
And in recognition of the growing importance of XML and RSS for fellow Mac webmasters as well as fans of story-reading software like NetNewsWire, we’ve improved our XML news feed. You can access it at https://maccentral.macworld.com/news/mnnfeed.xml.
We’ve got more exciting changes planned to MacCentral in the coming months, all designed to improve your experience at MacCentral. For example, soon we’ll be able to provide you with a printer-friendly view of MacCentral stories, without any ads or reader comments.
As always, all of us at MacCentral care about what our readers think and what you have to say. If you have feedback about the new newsletter or there’s something you’d like to see here at MacCentral, please feel free to email me directly at email@example.com.
This story is being reposted today due to problems with the newsletter sign-up page earlier this week.