Movable Type 3.2 has only been out a few weeks and we have already seen a number of innovative uses built on the platform. Here's a look at two of them that launched this past week.
Wal-Mart is a company that elicits strong opinions - exactly the type of company that can greatly benefit from having a voice in the blogosphere. Wal-Mart's Stories blog focuses on narratives from the frontline of Hurricane Katrina by providing behind the scenes stories of the impact of the hurricane on their business, employees and customers' lives. Many of these stories are quite compelling. and we were gratified to see that Wal-Mart is also reaching out to their readership to collect their Stories of Hope as well. If you are searching for someone, the blog links to Wal-Mart's "Post a Message" service which enables you to post a message or search for a message posted at any Wal-mart store in the effected area.
Another example of the human connection that blogs can provide is The Glaucoma Foundation's new website. The foundation's entire website is powered by Movable Type (just like ours here at Six Apart). This is a great example of how an organization with limited resources can take advantage of the flexibility of Movable Type. The Glaucoma Foundation is not a technology focused organization but simple, powerful tools have enabled them to maintain a site that accommodates all of their audiences needs (check out the site's high contrast and font size control features).
We can't wait to see how other organizations are pushing the envelope and discovering new ways to use blogging to connect with the audiences they care about.