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Monday, September 05, 2005

Not New but News

These sites are not new, but they are sites that I like and wanted to share...

"10x10 is an interactive exploration of what's happening in the news all over the world. Every hour the site collects 100 frequently used words and pictures from international news sources and presents them as one large patchwork image. You can then click on an individual picture to learn more about the story behind it. From this unique and fresh perspective, you can explore the news from an entirely different angle and make your own patterns and connections about the world."

Please note that 10x10 requires the Flash 6 plugin. If you don't have Flash 6 installed, click here to get it for free, from Macromedia.

Newseum offers another way to get a snapshot of the news. This site shows the actual front pages of more than 300 international and U.S. newspaper online. You can click through any of them to get to the online version of the newspaper itself. I like the map view (choose from the tabs at the top) where you can choose a particular continent, then a country and then choose a specific paper to view.