You’re hanging out in an airport terminal. Bored out of your mind at the DMV. Waiting for your laundry to finish drying at the ‘mat. Wherever you are, if you can access the Internet from your mobile phone, you can find out what this crazy redhead is up to on the old Fridge Magnet blog.
That’s right! The Roanoke Times/Roanoke.com has a spiffy new mobile website that makes surfing for local news and entertainment easier than ever. Of course, if you are in a foodie mood, you can read this blog, food columns and restaurant reviews. But the mobile site will give you access to tons of other info, as well.
As you can see in the screen grab here, the first thing you’ll notice when you log on to http://m.roanoke.com is breaking news. As you scroll down, you will see severe weather alerts and road conditions, the latest from the blogs, and that day’s most-read stories.
See the top, where it says “Latest,” “Topics,” “Search” and “Tools”? Well, if you hit “Topics,” it will take you to a nifty page filled with icons where subject matter has already been aggregated for your ease of use. The topic icons include Roanoke news, NRV news, blogs, Virginia Tech sports, UVa. sports, weather, food, arts, movies and music, varsity sports, our community tabs, sports, lifestyle, retail news, opinion, crime, business and real estate, politics and outdoors. WHEW! It’s a lot to play around with.
If you don’t see the Fridge Magnet blog on the “Latest” page, all you need to do is go to the “Topics” page, tap the blogs icon and scroll down until you find it. Feel free to leave comments from your mobile! And we would be so grateful if you like the site enough to update your bookmarks.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments about our mobile site, just let us know.