The Bigger Picture: NY Times’ full screen photo gallery

Following the path of WSJ’s radical, yet successful move of bringing the big picture to the web (previously considered as taboo)–The NY Times team now presents us an even bigger picture. A full screen gallery of daily photographs from their archive.

It was the issue of control & copyright from the publisher’s point of view, as the web matured into a more connected, more civilized digital society. Thanks to flickr, twitter and hyper connected real-time soc-nets like facebook, digital contents became more accessible to the larger public thus threatening the existence of conservative media.

The question remains, whether local web operations like Kompas, Media Indonesia or Tempo will follow suit?


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