Archive for the ‘NewsJunk’ Category

NewsJunk headlines on your site

You can add NewsJunk headlines to your site with this bit of HTML.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://newsjunk.com/js/top5.js"></script>

Displays links to the first five articles on the Top-25 page. Here’s an example of a page that uses this bit.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://newsjunk.com/js/recent5.js"></script>

Displays links to the five most recent articles on the NewsJunk home page.

You can see examples of both on the Scripting News home page and of course you’re welcome to include them on your blog or website.

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7 ways to follow NewsJunk

For now there are five main ways to consume the flow:

1. Refresh the home page periodically.

2. Subscribe to the RSS feed.

3. Follow it on Twitter.

4. Read it on your iPhone.

5. Befriend it on FriendFeed.

6. Receive emails through Google Groups.

7. Watch for developments on this weblog.

Still diggin!

PS: You can include NewsJunk headlines on your blog or site.

Top-25 most-read NewJunk pieces

Yesterday we added our own url-shortenter — it does the same thing as tinyurl.com, but also allows us to track the number of times each article was clicked-to from NewsJunk.com, and from Twitter and FriendFeed readers.

http://newsjunk.com/counts.html

Right now it just shows the 25 most-read pieces for all time, but later we’ll have it do it for 24 hours or something like that. Learning as we go. 🙂

5 ways to follow NewsJunk

For now there are five main ways to consume the flow:

1. Refresh the home page periodically.

2. Subscribe to the RSS feed.

3. Follow it on Twitter.

4. Befriend it on FriendFeed.

5. Watch for developments on this weblog.

There will be more ways, for sure, soooon! 🙂

Still diggin!

A milestone

I was just scanning headlines in FriendFeed, and saw an item from NewsJunk that informed me that HRC will call Obama the nominee if he gets the magic number. Then it caught up with me, I hadn’t posted it!

New: Calendars & archives

Today’s first new feature on newsjunk.com (there may be more, knock wood) — there’s now a calendar on the home page, and a system of archive pages.

So you can now go back and see what was politically hot news on any given day (starting in May of this year of course).

Here’s a screen shot of what the calendar looks like.

Here’s an example of an archive page.

We’re tracking today’s Dem Rules Committee meeting

All the blogs and major news outlets are covering the amazing Democratic Rules Committee meeting.

We’re tracking the stories as they come in on the new home page of the NewsJunk site.

http://newsjunk.com/

This is the first public viewing of our Open Campaign Briefing Book.

More on the philosophy of it later, but today there’s TONS of news.

Welcome to the NewsJunk blog!

Welcome to the NewsJunk blog, it’s part of a project that I’m starting up with my friend Nicco Mele.

It’s about the news of politics. We’re not going for the cream of the crop, we’re not distillers, we’re wholesalers, a proprietor of bulk news. The river floweth here. Don’t blink you might miss a scandal. 🙂

It’s called NewsJunk cause it’s for junkies, not mere users. 🙂

The blog is just a small part of the project. More will be revealed in due time.

PS: The Twitter feed NewsJunkies is one way of getting the flow, and it’s just getting started. We’d have rather called it NewsJunk of course, but there already was an account with that name.