A new view of NY Times news
Thursday, October 18, 2007 by Dave Winer.
After spending a day with the old keyword page, and getting bored with it, I came up with a new way to look at news, something I've not tried before, that might be fun and/or useful
Since it's likely to change again soon, here's a screen shot.
How it works. Every hour, as usual, it does the nytimesriver scan. Every story is linked to in the database undern all the keywords it references. Then the report, in HTML, is prepared, with the keywords in the left column, and links to all the stories in the right colum. The list is sorted by number of references, the keywords with the most references appear at the top of the list.
So today, baseball is the top item, with 15 references. The teams, the Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies, rank high. For some reason (heh) the Boston Red Sox don't appear, even though they're still in it, and the Yankees, even though they've been eliminated (yay!) are near the top at position 10.
It's another leaderboard! (Oh shit.)
The stories age, and are removed after 24 hours. After all this is news, not olds.
If you have comments, post them under the screen shot, linked above.