The laundry list occurs in each section (e.g., in global news), with a list of stories and the times they were published. I found that the stories were timely , and kept posting throughout the evening. At the top, the reader can get to a summary of all the stories, roughly one half-sentence per story, as shown below.
An example of a global news summary:
AFRICANS drop support for Boutros-Ghali... SOUTH Africa says 20 miners killed in mudslide at diamond mine... KAREN rebels say Thais mediating for peace... IN Mexico, president fires attorney general... GERMANY hopeful of resolving dispute with Czech Republic... EVEN AS its power grows, China's military stumbles ... FEARS grow for safety of seized bishop in Zaire ... INDONESIA won't stop bishop's trip to accept Nobel Peace Prize... BRITAIN'S Conservatives depressed by EU feud, poll... MOTHER Teresa has improved slightly but is not yet out of danger... MANDELA to meet with Taiwanese foreign minister... SERBIAN president under international pressure as protests countinue... FRANCO-African summit set to open... KEY suspect in Tokyo subway gassing arrested... CZECHS puff on despite chain-smoking leader's cancer...
News briefs could also be succored from the site, which were a collection of three-sentence stories of various late-breaking news.
Isn't this weather cool? Unfortunately, that's the only picture you can get, and that ain't where I live. Nando ahas yet to completely nationalize all of its services, which is a problem unless you read the Sacramento Bee (see above).
As you can see, Nando also has some cool games. Of course, I couldn't play them since I don't have ShockWave plug-ins. If you do, go to this site and tell me how they are. I'm dying to know...
The Third Rave site provides the reader with some extra entertainment news and gossip, with specials on movies, TV, music, books, and the like. There are probably thirty-some odd stories in this section, and it's not clear how often they change. This once again provides a newspaper with a magazine-like subsidiary .
Finally, the sports section. This brings you all the latest in scores
and statistics, as well as a couple of other bonuses, like Nando Sports
Chat. This section is comprehensive, and compares well with most any
other sports information site, except perhaps
The control panel was good, providing direct links to all the
main sections of the paper. Nothing like simplicity when it comes to web
The presentation for this site is good: use of a few key gifs to show
what each section is about. It's hard to get lost with the simplicity
offered to you by this web site.
Quality of Articles
The quality of the articles corresponds directly with the quality of
A.P. news articles. If you think those are good, then you think these
are good. If you don't, well, then, tough beans.
The format is simple: related links at the top, the article after
that. Simple black text on a white background gave the usual
newspaper-ish look to the site.
There was little on-line help available, a trend that shows one
difference between newspaper oriented sites and these more trendy
on-line based sites: these sites assume the user knows more about
the web than the other sites do.
The search capabilities of this site are easy to summarize: none .
Timeliness Of Content
Up to the minute news is provided here, the real strength of
this site. Even at 2 a.m. in the morning, news feeds were rolling in as
they were written up.
Use of Multimedia
Limited use of multimedia and other web-isms were present
here. Not many hyperlinks were used at all, and gifs were few and far
between, much less audio clips or video reels.
Nando Chat was the on-line forum here, and it was the best of the
lot. That doesn't say much, since who wants to read newsgroups anyway?
Some local newspapers were affiliated with the paper, yet another
example of localization possible only on this electronic
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The control panel was good, providing direct links to all the main sections of the paper. Nothing like simplicity when it comes to web navigation!