Tuesday, January 25, 2011

News You Can Use #edtech

This is going to be a fairly quick post.  Today a new mashup was flying through my PLN on Twitter.  Everyone was all excited about NewsPaperMap and while it is cool, I'm not overly impressed.  Namely because I've been using one of the tools in the mashup for some time.  It's known as PressDisplay.  What is great about PressDisplay is that it gives you access to over 1700 newspapers from 92 countries in 48 languages that are fully searchable without even needing to sign up for an account.  The great thing is that you not only have access to the most recent newspapers but also to more archival issues.  They seem to use an ITunes type system where you can buy an entire back issue of a paper from their database for as little as $0.99.  I like that NewPaperMap has made this application "pretty" but a lot of the power behind it comes from PressDisplay.
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