I’ve been blogging about some of the new ways that news websites covered the inauguration and collaborated with their audiences. One interesting presentation was a feature called TimeSpace at the Washington Post. Simon Willison and I were taking a look at the guts of this, and it appears that they have built a platform that will allow them to quickly build features like this in the future.
TimeSpace one of those things that I do wonder who will use this and whether it was promoted enough on the front page. I like it, but I am always keen to see if this is something that appeals to a wider audience. I do believe that the geo-tagging elements that they have added have a wider application. The inauguration really highlighted a lot of new ways of showing this historic event. I’ll be interested to see what projects were one-offs and which ones have staying power.