A few readers have asked so let me clarify why the web site looks a little different: a change in how the New Ro Buzz is displayed and a bunch of new logo/links replacing the list of most recent articles. That last change will be reversed in the coming days so that the recent articles is back at the top but I wanted readers to see that we had set up the links to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
New Ro Buzz
The New Ro Buzz section in the middle of the home page looks different because I got rid of the animated version because for some visistors it was slowing down their viewing experiencing on the site.
The New Ro Buzz is the result of some very sophisticated programming. Without getting too technical, it is a very complex amalgam of hundreds of thousands of sources (if not more) of information on the Internet. I sort them using a special service that mashes up the content and allows me to filter out specific sources or block by keyword. Basically, the New Ro Buzz is checking every single thing on the web every 15 minutes and then pulling anything that mentions "Newro" or "New Rochelle". The effect is that any time New Rochelle is mentioned on the web somewhere, it is pulled into the site and displayed as a headline with a link back to the source.