On Winnipeg Free Press’ Pay-Per-Article Paywall

Last week, the editor of the Winnipeg Free Press wrote an article making a (rather poor) case for their upcoming “innovative” paywall experience. Harvard’s Neiman Journalism Labs even picked it up and wrote a great article breaking down the nitty gritty. Simply put the Winnipeg Free Press plans to charge every single reader $0.27/article (billed monthly). Nobody in North… Continue reading On Winnipeg Free Press’ Pay-Per-Article Paywall

Newsworthy Turns One

One year ago this week, the Newsworthy.ca 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.… Continue reading Newsworthy Turns One

Google Reader is Dead. NewsWorthy.ca to the rescue!

NewsWorthy.ca is a project I’ve been working on for the past few months. In a nutshell, it’s a better way to get all the latest local news in one place. Sites like Reddit and Google News are a good way to get the “best” or “most important” stories of the day. But they sometimes fail at… Continue reading Google Reader is Dead. NewsWorthy.ca to the rescue!

Google Street View as Art

9-eyes.com is a crazy collection of what can best be described as interesting/artistic scenes captured by Google’s Streetview. (Yes, Winnipeg’s infamous pickup truck party makes the cut.)