The process of throwing out garbage in New York City is much more complicated than any of the millions of people living there could ever realize. A mini-documentary by the New York Times does a full observation of the $300 million dollar service top to bottom.
New York Times technology writer David Pogue has lost his iPhone. He has posted a screenshot of where it might be on Lockerz.com, though. Won't anyone help him find it? Or help him sign up for PhotoBucket?
Yesterday, to much excitement, the New York Times announced that it would be rolling out a fully Chinese version of its website. That's a huge deal, considering China's rather rigid media censorship. Accompanying the Chinese Times, a Weibo account—China's Twitter—was also set up.
AllThingsD is reporting that the New York Times will be cutting the amount of free articles the grey lady lets readers read per month from 20 to a measly 10. The change starts in April and means you'll be hitting the NYT paywall a lot quicker than you think.
Are you a New York Times reader who fancies a free e-reader? It's your lucky day: take out a Nook NYT subscription now and you get either a free Nook Simple Touch or a discounted Color.
In the days of old, which was about this time last year when the New York Times paywall didn't exist yet, you could share the physical paper with family. Then you couldn't if you went digital. Now you can again!
Using Facebook or Twitter to overthrow an oppressive government is one thing, but to see true effectiveness one should probably deploy the case of goodies seen above.
We all thought the New York Times' paywall was a bit harebrained when we first heard about it. But a surprising (and profitable) side effect of it has been an uptick in print subscriptions since it went into effect. It makes sense if you think about it, since you're no longer paying for something you can get for free…
The last time this happened it was during the first Gulf War two decades ago, so I got all giddy when I learned that someone actually had to shout "stop the presses" last night at the New York Times.
In non-surprising news that confirms everything we already knew about human beings and the internet, a study by Experian says the NYT's post-paywall traffic was down between 11% and 30% in the twelve days after the wall went up. [Experian]
You've had a few hours now to think it over, so let's hear it: did you pay for a New York Times digital subscription? Or are you going over, up, and around the paywall by any means necessary? Citizens of the internet, stand and be counted!
The NYT's quality iPhone app got knocked up to 3.0, adding some handy features. The new version now includes Times blogs, in-article video and photo slideshows, breaking news alerts (via notification) when the app's closed, and inter-article swiping. [iTunes]
On the left: Ishinomaki, Japan as it was captured by GeoEye's imaging satellites in April of last year. On the right: the exact same area as it looked on Saturday, just one day after last week's devastating tsunami.
Pictures of the Year International is a photojournalism contest that's a pretty big deal. This photo of the 2nd Platoon under fire in Afghanistan by New York Times photographer Damon Winter took third place this year. It was taken with the iPhone app Hipstamatic, which slathers photos with moody effects.
If you thought war photography on the front page of today's New York Times looked different, you're right. I did too. But I'd never have guessed that it was taken with an iPhone. Using Hipstamatic, no less!
Click to viewIn an effort to escape his "chronic need to both feed and be fed by the so-called digital grid," NYT reporter David Carr spent a week with his wife on a private island in the Bahamas. He survived!