Newsworthy Turns One

One year ago this week, the bot started ingesting Canada’s local news. In celebration of the site’s one year anniversary, I added two new features: continuous scroll – you can keep reading the news forever; default edition – you can now set your default city.

Out of curiosity pulled some stats from the database.

  • Since September 2012, Canadian online media have posted over 140,000 news items.
  • The busiest news day was July 21, 2013 which was the second day of mandatory evacuation during the Calgary Flood.
  • The second busiest day was May 2, 2013 Toronto posted over 860 stories that day, most important story was the Ontario 2013 provincial budget.

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