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The New York Times has been a bit slow getting with the program, as mobile offerings go. NYT Now, an $8 app billed monthly, will offer top stories as curated by Times editors on mobile phones (it’s not clear yet when an iPad version is coming) starting April 2.
I had heard rumors about NYT Now when Executive Editor Jill Abramson and other top dogs from the Times announced the app and other mobile products to be rolled out at SXSW earlier this month, but it seems now the Grey Lady is ready to move away from an “all the news that’s fit to print” mentality to a “fast and engaging news experience” mindset, noted TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden.
NYT Now will feature quick summaries of the day’s biggest Times stories (“Morning and Evening Briefings”) as well as recaps of aggregated pieces from around the web, and it will all be produced by newsroom journalists on a mobile-only team. The $8 app gets you access to the full version of any story inside the app, but don’t expect an endless supply of Times journalism.
What happens when one of the most-trafficked news sites goes down for more than an hour mid-day and mid-week? Well, journalists and readers turn to other ways to amuse themselves with jokes and speculation about why the New York Times site was offline from sometime in the 11 a.m. hour to slightly after 1 p.m. today.
If you tried to load the page (which seems to be back up again now), this is what you saw:
The site is now, finally, loading for me, but I didn’t see an actual explanation for the lunch-hour outage there. But the Times on Twitter had this to say when the site was finally back up:
Also on Twitter, here’s a sampling of some of the amusing tweets that came through during and about the “crisis,” including a few from NYT staffers themselves:
GUYS, NYTimes dot com is down, so The Times is not ON IT.
— The Times Is On It (@NYTOnIt) August 14, 2013
BREAKING: @nytimes Receives Pulitzer For Coverage Of 'Http/1.1 Service Unavailable' Story
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 14, 2013
WHO'S REACHED THEIR ARTICLE LIMIT NOW, http://t.co/aZZmjkCvlM????????
— Nick Greene (@NickGreene) August 14, 2013
The NYTimes Website right now has taken the need for "more white space" a little too literally.
— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) August 14, 2013
This new NYT site is responsive and loads quickly, but the design is a bit spare for my tastes.
— Scott Klein (@kleinmatic) August 14, 2013
And my personal favorites:
http://t.co/dwrqaPPd5v is down! Luckily we printed it out for you last night. $2
— Renda Morton (@rendamorton) August 14, 2013
Found a workaround to http://t.co/46BkUCFBeX. The downside is that it stains your fingers and you have to wait a day for an update.
— Andres Almeida (@andresdavid) August 14, 2013
If you want to see a fuller recap, the Atlantic Wire has a nice timeline on its post: “The Day the Web Learned What It’d Be Like to Lose The New York Times.” And if you’d like to see a few more jokes beyond what I dug up, The Daily Beast has you covered.
Like most people, I have a fear of getting really old. You know how sometimes you see an old, grey lady in the supermarket grumbling about the price of milk and scowling at the clerk who tries to help her? I don’t want to be her one day. Other times, I see a woman of the same, grey age on the street with a cooler handbag than I currently do, tweeting her way down 6th Avenue with friend and think, ‘there you go! That’s how I’m going to be!’
The New York Times is both of these grey ladies, all of the time.
By asking Scrollkit to take down their replica and reference to ‘Snow Fall,’ the Times looks a little cranky. I’m no Lawrence Lessig, but like Cody Brown, I can see how his video ‘could be’ fair use. Asking him to cease and desist using any mention of the Times on their site? That’s a little draconian. But what do I know.
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