Talk of the Sound all-time readership as of the morning of Sunday January 30th, stands just under 496,000. Given the current daily weekday readership of about 1,300 readers a day, the counter will tick from 499,999 to 500,000 on or about this coming Wednesday.
You can follow the count-up here: Sitemter.
The site was launched on September 1, 2008. Sitemeter tracks "unique visitors" where a "visit" as a series of page views by one person with no more than 30 minutes in between page views. As a very general rule of thumb, a "unique visitor" is somewhere between 60-80% of an actual person reading the site on a give day. So 1,300 "unique visitors" is about 780 to 1,040 human beings reading the site on a given weekday.
On a monthly basis, the site is now getting about 35,000 "unique visitors", more than double the amount one year ago. In January 2010, Talk of the Sound had 16,000 unique visitors. In January 2009, the site had 3,000 visitors.Read more
The NAACP's New Rochelle Branch has launched its first ever web site -- www.newrochellenaacp.org. The web site is integrated with social media services including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube.
The NAACP New Rochelle Branch is one of the oldest branches in the United States.
The site contains information about the New Rochelle Branch, events, awareness of the organization, history and much more.
The hope is that by offering new ways for younger members to discover and interact with the Branch while reinforcing the existing communications infrastructure which relies on more traditional means of communication. There is an interactive time line for the NAACP, a membership application form, and additional information.Read more
December 15, 2010 - According to a story published in the Connecticut Post, the spanking new New Haven line M-8 commuter cars are not coming on line this month as promised. Owing to a bug in the software, railway signal systems were disrupted while the cars were being tested.
To see a photo of the M-8 cars, click on this link:
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For many readers, Talk of the Sound is the first blog they have knowingly visited and for a large number of contributors the first site to which they have contributed content -- articles, comments, photos and so forth. Many are not computer-savvy and only first got motivated to learn more through their interest in participating on this site. For the rest who are experienced users this will be old hat but I have pulled some data that might interest even the most advanced users.
In the video below, Google says that most people who use computers are not clear what a web browser is or how it differs from things they know like Windows or Email. This brief video from Google explains the fundamentals.Read more
Dave Pogue wrote an article a few days ago about an app that has been on my wishlist for ages: All Aboard an App for Suburban New York Commuters
The MTA did open up its schedule information to developers for free so expect new apps to come but this is a great (free) start.
Find the next Metro North Rail (MNR) train schedule in a New York Minute. onTime is fast and easy to use. It is designed with commuters in mind. With onTime : MNR, you can look up the MNR schedule anytime anywhere without having to carry and dig through paper schedules. No more carrying copies of paper schedule and trying to figure out the next train. Be onTime and be environmental friendly at the same time.
Apple has released NewRoTalk 1.1 in the iTunes App Store. The update fixes problems with centering the header font and adds new, custom tray icons for easier navigation and allows for quicker navigation and updating.
Readers who have used the NewRo Talk app have raved about two features in particular: the comment section which makes following new comments easier than the main web site and the calendar section which provides a daily snap shot of events in New Rochelle.
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The City of New Rochelle has launched a brand new web site.
In a word: "brilliant".
A quick first impression: The web site incorporates the latest social media tools, has a pleasing aesthetic, a convenient and logical navigation metaphor and is, according to our calculations, 1.43 billion times better than the previous site. We will have more later when we get some time to go through the site more carefully but overall a fantastic online representation of New Rochelle.
Hats off to Kathy Gilwit, New Rochelle's Communications and Marketing Manager, for showing great leadership in conceiving and executing the development project and kudos to all the folks who helped her bring the project together over the past year. Great! Great! Great!
A web site our city can be proud of!!!!Read more