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As far as I understand, the paper’s new site design is intended to capture readers from Twitter feeds rather than present a readable layout to those visiting the landing pages on a browser. Why on earth can’t it do both? The website now lacks any obvious organizational principle, and even when you navigate to a section (navigation inexplicably hidden under “Topics;” what’s so horrible about vertical, left-hand menus?), items within the section seem to be randomly placed.

At this point in internet history, there are a whole hell of a lot of us who are quite used to reading news off a feed.¬† The best practice is a chronological feed with date and time of posting and transparency for edits subsequent to the initial post. DMN’s¬†Twitter feed might have been a substitute for this except that you can’t cull out the topics you don’t want to see.

Tell me what news site wouldn’t be instantly improved by simply copying Fark?

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“Powered by?” Have we gone back in time to 2003?