http://t.co/hAYmpcvhWS is now live. Tracking changes to http://t.co/l0k311Hu63 and http://t.co/OtrZXcgasw << I see this becoming invaluable.
— TJ McIntyre (@tjmcintyre) April 7, 2014
@tjmcintyre @Tupp_Ed To highlight differences in coverage? Can you explain? I think I have a case of Monday brain.
— Bernard Tyers (@bernardtyers) April 14, 2014
@bernardtyers Hopefully it will show up the effect of defamation threats. Also, other changes in response to pressure.
— TJ McIntyre (@tjmcintyre) April 14, 2014
Further explanation here:
"Irish NewsDiffs archives changes in articles after publication. Currently, we track rte.ie, and irishtimes.com.
NewsDiffs, which was born out of the Knight Mozilla MIT hackathon in June 2012, is trying to solve the problem of archiving news in the constantly evolving world of online journalism.
The original NewsDiffs is at newsdiffs.org
This version was launched in April 2014 to track changes to Irish news websites.
NewsDiffs.org was recently added to the thousand sites archived by the Library of Congress.
The New York Times highlighted NewsDiffs in the public editor's column (which had previously discussed the difficulties of revisions in the digital age). The next New York Times public editor even joined NewsDiffs.org for a 2013 SXSW panel (slides available online). You can browse our repository of articles. Contact us: @irishnewsdiffs."
It has been given a warm welcome:
@NewsSnifferIre is dead, long live @IrishNewsDiffs! This is going to be an invaluable service for Irish media analysis.
— Mark Cullinane (@mcullinane) April 14, 2014
It was a morning like many others until @IrishNewsDiffs hove into view. A valuable service. And fascinating.
— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) April 14, 2014
This is going to be a big thing @IrishNewsDiffs
— Duggan (@_Duggan_) April 14, 2014