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This is the first in a series of occasional technology reports from the Huffington Post office. Our plan has always been to keep the site as simple as possible, watch how readers and contributors use it, and then evolve over time.

Last week, we launched with all the basics you would expect from a blog: permalinks, RSS feeds, and archives. We also included moderated comments and trackbacks on the news wire section of the site.

This week, we have added an email-a-friend feature that makes it easy to share your favorite posts. We will also start to create archive pages for individual contributors. This will make it possible to quickly find your favorite posts by Jim Lampley, Ze Frank, or Naomi Foner. We used Greg Gutfeld as our guinea pig for author archives but eventually everyone will be added.

In the near future, we will add full text search for the entire site. We are also exploring options for using trackbacks and comments on the group blog but want a solution that avoids the common pitfalls: spam, personal attacks, and off-topic remarks. I will give you an update when there is something to report.