Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Short Con Week 34 - The Times Picayune

Instead of focusing on a particular story or writer this week, I'm going to share a website feature with you.

Yes, I'm surprised as well.

After checking out numerous newspaper sites over the past few weeks, I've come to realize that they are all mostly the same.  They will list articles, or you can search by reporter, but not much else.  You really have to dig to get the good stuff.

And that's okay.

But Nola.com, and the Times Picayune have a crime map on their website.


Want to see where burglaries have been committed in the month of August?  It can show you that.  How about the location of an assault on July 15th?  It can do that as well.  Zoom in as closely or as far out as you would like.  It's a facinating feature that I wish more web sites would use.

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