Saturday, April 08, 2006

What's up?

Newsmapping the globe ...

It looks good, but it's strangely out of date. Proof of concept only, perhaps? Right now Australian stories on the map are three days old, there's a 9-week old story from the Washington Post about a blogger on death row, a similarly aged story about pay rates for workers in Calgary, but nothing from today.

New look for the NYT

The New York Times relaunched its web site this week. Here are a few responses:

- Writing in Slate, Jack Shafer decided he liked the new site so much he was cancelling his print subscription.

- Newly appointed designer Khoi Vinh blogged about the design but was too modest to take more than a passing credit.

- Six Apart analysed the new look and decided it was heavily influenced by blogs.

Stats and alexaholics

Here's a handy free metric tool for comparing site traffic across the top 100,000 sites on the web -