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Hubii is a map based newspaper browser. Filter by category, language, time or region or use the heatmap. [blog]
posted by unliteral (10 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hubii is a map based newspaper browser that thinks there's only one newspaper in Chicago, plus MLBTradeRumors.com. Hubii would be very, very wrong about that.
posted by me3dia at 8:01 PM on January 9, 2012


Sucks!
posted by Hoosier Prospector at 8:30 PM on January 9, 2012


I'm struggling to think how someone would be interested in reading newspapers online and not know the web addresses of the credible publishers in their town.
posted by wilful at 9:49 PM on January 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


It wants to know where I am. I don't want it to know that.
posted by calamari kid at 9:50 PM on January 9, 2012


Tough crowd. It's been going less than a week, more will be added. You also don't have to let it know where you are, don't be disingenuous.
posted by unliteral at 10:10 PM on January 9, 2012


I like it but it's not suitable for mobile use. I may check back and see how de-bugging works. The concept is kind of cool.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 10:48 PM on January 9, 2012


Doesn't seem to do anything for me. The news browser tab is totally empty along with the map even after I share my location and the "Mapazine" wants me to log in. Not impressed.
posted by octothorpe at 4:06 AM on January 10, 2012


I'm struggling to think how someone would be interested in reading newspapers online and not know the web addresses of the credible publishers in their town.

I too have never heard of people travelling.

That said, they have around 15 local papers in the UK, where I think at last count there are more than 3000 published.
posted by fightorflight at 4:12 AM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm struggling to think how someone would be interested in reading newspapers online and not know the web addresses of the credible publishers in their town.

Well to be fair, when I clicked on the link, I was hoping to discover interesting news sources from parts of the world I don't usually read much about. I have no idea what the leading newspaper in Nigeria is.

Unfortunately, neither does Hubii, it seems...
posted by Jimbob at 4:53 AM on January 10, 2012


Interesting idea for travelers, as has been pointed out.

Needs to grow some more data, as been pointed out.

Once I figured out the interface, it was interesting to click and see headlines and blurbs from publications whose URLs I normally wouldn't type with the eraser end of a pencil. Ew.
posted by sidereal at 1:06 PM on January 10, 2012


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