Time-lapse 1 year of NY Times website homepage

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Canadian developer Phillip Mendonça-Vieira ran an automated script that captured a screenshot of the NY Times’ front page twice an hour, 24 hours a day, for a year. He compiled more than 12,000 images to create this 6-minute hyper-scan of a year’s worth of headlines, photos and … advertising. The visual competition for the readers’ attention is what I found most captivating, plus how the lead photo tends to dominate the news mood for that moment.
Some of the dramatic events during this period include the Chilean miners [0:39] the Arab Spring [3:38] and the Japanse Tsunami [4:54]. (via Kerri MacDonald).