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How To Send A Photo Around The World In 1926

Today, we take for granted the ability to send photos halfway around the world in an instant. (Which is probably why that popular smartphone photograph service is called Instant-Gram™.) But a century ago, getting a photograph across an ocean was a much more involved process than simply snapping a mirror selfie and publishing it to 3000 of your closest friends.

How Newspapers Wrote About The Internet In 1988

“Once upon a time computers were for thinking… That’s no longer true. Computers are for communicating now, and networks allowed that to happen.”

New Newspaper Owner Jeff Bezos On The Bleak Future Of Newspapers Last Year

Well this is just fun. Jeff Bezos talked with German newspaper Berliner-Zeitung in 2012 about the dark future of newspapers and how they can be relevant to Amazon. And well, since Bezos is now a newspaper baron, it’s probably a good idea to revisit his rather bleak thoughts on print.

The First Emoticons Were Used In 1881

=) -_- T_T =P ;) Oh, the emoticon. Depending on who you’re talking to (or I guess texting to? messaging to?) at the moment, emoticons can be as common as some words. When did they first start showing up? Did people write letters with smileys and frowny faces? Were typewriters used to express emotion through symbols? Maybe. Apparently, the first emoticons were used in 1881.

South Korean Newspaper May Have Just Printed The Worst Photoshop Ever

President Obama met with South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye at the White House this past Tuesday, and as major world leaders are wont to do in each other’s presence, handshakes abounded. This three-handed, two-roomed, Photoshop monstrosity, however, was not one of them.

Drones Could Replace Kids On Paper Routes

Innovation in newspaper delivery techniques hasn’t really seemed like a priority in a while because of the whole death of print thing and whatever. But since drones categorically improve all situation a local French postal service is turning paper routes into air routes.

New York Times Finally Closes Gaping Hole In Its Paywall

As soon as the New York Times first hit us with its paywall back in 2011, industrious little news fiends all over the internet began looking for ways to get around it — and it didn’t take long. One of the simplest holes simply required you to delete a few characters at the end of the URL. Well, those glory days are over.

How Do You Consume News On The Move?

With the world of print journalism in decline, plenty of news organisations have been betting big on the concept of mobile apps for delivering digital news. But maybe that’s not such a good idea.

Newspaper Uses Photoshop To Dramatise Violence In Syria

The Kronen Zeitung is Austria’s largest newspaper, with a daily readership of around three million people. Yesterday, those readers were treated to the image on the left of war-torn Aleppo, bombed out and desperate — but that wasn’t the scene at all. As one sharp-eyed Redditor points out, it was just another Photoshop job.

Anonymous Cowers In The Face Of Murdoch

Almost a year ago today, Anonymous hacked one of Rupert Murdoch’s crown jewels: British newspaper The Times. Why? To spread a false report of his death. A year later, he’s shutting them up like they’re rowdy children. Times have changed.

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