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Subject: Technology behind Annotated New York Times
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: nikrao-ga
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Posted: 27 Apr 2006 16:22 PDT
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How does the technology behind Annotated New York Times work? Where
can I find more information on the technology behind Annotated New
York Times
Subject: Re: Technology behind Annotated New York Times
Answered By: czh-ga on 27 Apr 2006 17:24 PDT
Hello nikrao-ga,

The Annotated New York Times is built by BlogRunner which is a blog
feed aggregator. The New York Times bought BlogRunner last year.
Below, I?ve included a variety of articles that explain how BlogRunner
works and it?s history since it was founded in 2003.

All the best.

~ czh ~

The Annotated New York Times
A handy new site worth checking out is The Annotated New York Times,
which tracks blog postings that cite articles published by The New
York Times.

The site is built by BlogRunner, which builds aggregation sites that
integrate media and blogs and that track breaking stories as they
propagate across the web.


BlogRunner is a directory/RSS/Atom blog feed aggregator. It provides
up to date records of blog feeds from all over the blogosphere.

BlogRunner's internal blog directory remains very incomplete, however.
Everyone is urged to submit their blog and feed to BlogRunner. They
only ask for the URL/atom or URL/RSS, etc. plus an e-mail address.

I keep submitting my three blogs, in the hope that some day, they may
actually appear. I suspect that BlogRunner's addition process for
newly submitted blogs is rather slow.

Posted by: Wayne Hurlbert at April 15, 2004 10:19 AM 

 -- BlogRunner tracks breaking news stories and blog conversations as
they propagate across the web
 -- BlogRunner groups related weblog posts for easy navigation through
the blogosphere
 -- BlogRunner integrates mainstream media articles with blog
commentary to form conversations that provide feedback on the
mainstream media.


BLOGRUNNER is an attempt at a portal and search engine for weblog
content. It organizes weblog posts from around the web into interest
channels and topics. The objective is to aggregate related weblog
entries and make navigation through blogspace easier and more

New York Times Redesign
April 3, 2006

9) Comment by Richard MacManus ? April 3, 2006 @ 1:30 am 
NY Times owns a company called Blogrunner, which created ?The
Annotated NY Times?. So my bet is they?re using that technology.

But the Blogrunner page *still* doesn?t acknowledge the NY Times owns
it! What?s up with that?

Feb. 6, 06

New York Times Buys BlogRunner/Annotated Times [by rafat] : So this
one comes as a bit of a surprise: I interviewed Martin Nisenholtz
today at the Media Dealmakers Summit today in NYC, and he mentioned
that NYT Digital did three deals in 2005 year: two we know about:
investments in and FM Publishing. The last one he mentioned
surprised me: he said NYTD had bought out BlogRunner, including the
annotated version of

Also Politics, Law, Media, Economy, Books and more

ICSTI: NFAIS Enotes, June 8, 2005

Blogrunner, another news aggregator, has created an interesting
service called The Annotated New York Times [ ]. This service combines the
most-frequently-emailed data from the Times and correlates it with
entries made in Weblogs tracked by Blogrunner. It provides the NYTimes
headline with the same brief annotation that appears with that
headline on the NYTD most-frequently email page. It then matches that
content with links that appear in the weblogs, and indicates the
number of "annotations" or comments that appear on weblogs about that
specific Times content.  I could obtain much of this information by
running a search through Technorati [ ], a
system that tracks approximately 11 million weblogs internationally.
But the value-add offered by the Blogrunner's Annotated Times service
is that it is organized and re-presented to me in sections familiar to
me from the printed Times.  I can see the articles from the Times
Technology section or the Books section, viewing not just the story,
but the buzz surrounding it as well.

Thursday, 23 October 2003
Blog News

A new player has joined that effort to better define the networks.
Blogrunner or as they shout it, BLOGRUNNER, is a new site that indexes
blog entries and news items according to link popularity and topic.
The idea of sorting material by topic is perhaps the most interesting
feature of Blogrunner. Another feature of Blogrunner is that it
re-publishes entire blog posts on its own site without the need for
users to visit the blogger's own site. Jason Calacanis questions the
ethics of this. Blogrunner responds.


Sites such as Technorati, Blogdex, Bloglines, Blogrunner, Blog Street,
BlogsNow, PubSub, and Truth Laid Bear use the links made by bloggers
to track the interconnections between bloggers. Taking advantage of
hypertext links which act as markers for the subjects the bloggers are
discussing, these sites can follow a piece of conversation as it moves
from blog to blog. These also can help information researchers study
how fast a meme spreads through the blogsphere, in order to determine
which sites are the most important for gaining early recognition.

Annotated New York Times
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