The nytimesriver.com site is the perfect way to read news on a mobile web browser, on a Blackberry, iPhone or Nokia N95, as examples. The home page of the site is a stream of new stories, in reverse chronologic order, with titles, links and descriptions.
Until today the links went to printer-friendly versions of articles, now they point to mobile versions, with ads on them, so they make a bit of money for the Times. This was the first concrete result of my meeting with the Times tech guys on Thursday in New York.
Here’s an example of a mobile Times story.
There was definitely a bug in the code that processed Flickr categories in Twittergram. If you’d specify that a picture required a tag, and one of the pictures didn’t have it, all the other new pictures would be ignored, whether they had the tag or not.
Some people who used the category tagging feature didn’t notice this problem because they never uploaded pictures without the tags.
If you never used tags and had it set up to not require them, everything would work as planned (that’s how I use it).
In any case, knock wood, the bug should now be fixed and all users should be happy whether they never use tags, always use tags, or sometimes do and sometimes don’t.
Thanks to everyone who patiently and carefully reported bugs, esp MDY whose bug report helped me zero in on the errant code. If you want to report further problems, or just say that it’s fixed, please post a comment here. Twitter is notoriously bad for bug reporting, since user’s reports, even in the best circumstances, often leave out important information. With the 140 character limit, it’s impossible to fully describe a problem. That’s one thing Twitter is not good for.