Friday, January 16, 2009

Keeping in Touch With the World's Newspapers

One of the most fascinating web tools I've come across is Newseum.

Just put your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up. Double click and the page gets larger... then you can either read the online pdf version of the newspaper or click the upper right corner and go to the paper's website. Also, if you look at the European papers, the far left side of Germany will pop up as The Stars & Stripes (European edition, of course). The site changes everyday with the publication of new editions of the papers.

With this type of modern technology I really do wonder how traditional subscription newspapers who are not adapting to the information age will survive. Hope you enjoy this...

In His Grace,



Pamela said...

I just added this to my favorites. How fun.

david b mclaughlin said...

thanks for the tip!

Ramesh said...

Newspapers can flourish on the web. Print medium has too many fixed costs. Christian Science Monitor is moving their daily publications to the web, while still doing a once a week run through the mail.

I strongly feel the newspapers's advantage is the resources they have - good editors, fact checkers, and of course writers/reporters. But they are being short sighted in their move to head to an online presence. And they are sacrificing their people in the process. I understand it's difficult to make money online, but with volume and creative ad placements per page, they can succeed. It definitely needs a long term thinking and persistence.

On the internet side, blogging is the way to go. I predict with IPv6, every atom in the universe can have it's own IP address. In the science/engineering side, what this means is all devices will have their own blogs, that post blogs of their data (collected/observed). This is the future.

You thought blogs are only for people. Wrong!

Wiki: IPv6

Wiki: Observable universe

Google at 10

Ramesh said...

Ok! I went overboard with my comparison:

IPv6 has a much larger address space than IPv4. This is based on the definition of a 128-bit address, whereas IPv4 used only 32 bits. The new address space thus supports 2**128 (about 3.4×10**38) addresses. This expansion provides flexibility in allocating addresses and routing traffic and eliminates the need for network address translation (NAT). NAT gained wide-spread deployment as an effort to alleviate IPv4 address exhaustion.

Estimates of the matter content of the observable universe indicate that it contains on the order of 10**80 atoms. The vast majority of the energy density is contributed by dark matter and dark energy.

Ramesh said...

There is a BIG change coming with IPv6.

It will be hard to be Anonymous on the internet. Why? Every device will have it's own FIXED IP address.

Think of the consequences.

I am sure there will be tweaks to fake ip address, just as we can do it with MAC addresses now. Bu they will have conflicts with other devices.

What this means is, ALL you bloggers do not have to worry who is who. At least as far as IP addresses go. I hope my thinking is wrong on this, but it does not look that way.

Lot of the IT security people are looking forward to that day, when all devices will be using IPv6.

Anonymous said...

ThyPeace, it was a comment needed... :-)

Gene Prescott said...

Can you get more than the front page and can you print it large enough so it is readable?

Ramesh said...

"Can you get more than the front page and can you print it large enough so it is readable?"

If you click on the city (the point), another tabbed page will open that shows the full front page.

Ramesh said...

... then you can have access to the pdf of the front page.

Clif Cummings said...

What a great way to remember that what makes the headlines in the good ol' U.S.of A. is not all that is happening in the world. As I was perusing the international newspapers, my thoughts were drawn to the missionaries serving in these locations. This is a great way to know how to be more specific in my prayers for them.
Thanks Wade!

Anonymous said...

They left out Missouri's 3prominent papers: the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the KC Star, and the Springfield Newsleader. Oh, and let's not forget the Missouri Baptist Convention's "The Pathway." :) Other states seem to have a better representation.

Cool Site.

Scott Shaffer said...

Ahh, the irony. We are using the internet to view the print edition of newspapers, and it is the internet that will cause the demise of print newspapers.

Gene Prescott said...

I've reached the PDF version but still can't turn the pages or get print large enough to read more than the headlines.

Ramesh said...

Gene, you only get the front page.

HOME > Today's Front Pages > About/FAQ

Google News is another good alternative.

Gene Prescott said...

Ah, then the primary benefit seems to be discovering the name of the newspaper in a particular place and using that to find that newspapers website .... often the real flavor is not on the front page.

Ramesh said...

Sorry for making too many comments here.

Gene, when you view the pdf version, on the top of the page, there are thre links in Blue on the right hand side.

- Print Page
- Readable PDF
- Web Site

Readable PDF will open the document (first page only) in pdf viewer. You can magnify to your hearts content.

Of course, you can also access the Web Site to get to the newspapers website. said...

Someone called "gooood girl" comes here and comments, with an advertisement for Full Tilt Poker. I think it is computer generated and posts to open forum blogs like mine. I don't always see her comment and therefore don't delete it, but when I do see it, she is banned to the outer cyber universe. Thanks for everyone's patience.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. This will work well with the Drudge Report to keep me informed.

Anonymous said...

The CEO of the fabulous Newseum is a Baptist with some association to Baylor. He, if I remember correctly, was among the founding board members of Associated Baptist Press and the first chaiman of ABP's board.

Batchap67 said...

Excellent resource. How ironic that the first paper I link to, The Tennessean, has the headline, "Southern Baptists Fight Decline." Hmmmmmmm...


Anonymous said...

uh, wade, i've seen that "goood girl" on here and I wondered...good to know your stand on it and that you are showing her/it the door...


Rex Ray said...

When I sent your post to all my email list, little did I expect to receive my most memorable email I’ve had in a long time:

Thanks grand dad! I’m on my schools whiz quiz team and this should help us with our current events section. Whiz quiz is when we compete with other schools and they ask us random questions and math problems. There are at least 10 current event questions. Thanks!

Wade, I’ll pass on the thanks my twelve year old granddaughter gave me.

gmommy said...

I love that link!!
Thanks, Thy Peace for the instructions!

You're right. That article about the SBC was interesting...and sad.

Rex Ray said...

I see now maybe your comment was agreeing with me instead of disagreeing.

Oh my, I may be getting too ‘thin skinned’ from working on our Church Constitution.

I’ve been ‘jumpy ‘ever since we agreed on two pages…I missed a meeting and it went to four. Sounds like a long winded preacher that forgot his point and keeps trying to find it when the best rule is KISS.

Rex Ray said...

wrong post.

Ramesh said...

Tennessean: Southern Baptists fight decline - Leader tries to reverse drops in membership, baptisms and giving

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this link Wade, it is fascinating. Our world is small indeed!

Ramesh said...

Bravo, Bravo Kelsey Stark. Amen.

It humbles me to listen to Kelsey. What is life, without listening to good Christian music and singing?

Great Service Pastor Wade. Love your sermons. Very clear preaching. I intend to mine all your videos and audio [archived]. Great resource is Emmanuel Baptist Church Website. Thank you Emmanuel Baptist Church for sharing.