The New York Times already gave us a preview of its brighter, cleaner and all around more beautiful website earlier this year. But starting tomorrow the redesign will be here to stay. And, to celebrate, the New York Times is showing off just how customisable (and GIF-able) it's new homepage will be.
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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.
=) -_- 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.
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.
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.