News and Special Announcements

March 2017 - News Topics Now Visualised!

Check out the last month's biggest keyword topics. February 2017 news topics visualised. What is the news media talking about the most? What is getting the most shares on social media? All mostly answered in lovely blue charts!

I really hope these data visualisations tell a story for users. I also hope this development brings to the forefront the bigger research purpose of

Unfortunately in this regard we have along way to go, as we have used (yet another!) redundant, discontinued, depracated zurb foundation asset to achieve the data charts. Hopefully our charts and visuals will only get better.

February 2017 - Make The News Great Again!

A new article reporting system has been deployed. Users or whoever can report issues with or complain about any specific article.

Some database tinkering has improved the speed of routines that generate news feeds. And I am very happy about the improvements!

The website been getting traffic since December, so I've pushed the button on the twitter and facebook propagation. It's basic, but let's see what all those hashtags do!

Development work continues to address speed and bug issues, but there most definitely is a light at the end of the tunnel.

December 2016 - Almost there!

Considering this website and database concept was conceived in October 2013, the feet are clearly dragging.

The site is now using foundation 6's CSS framework. Courtesy of contributions from Thomas Bullock a new look and feel has been rolled out across the site. It hasn't been pretty dealing with the changes from foundation 5 to 6.

But, the site is looking better than 3 months ago, and is almost ready for public consumption.

In addition to painfully squeezing padding and margin settings on the new responsive navigation system, we created special pages that offer the top news topics over the last week, and the top quotations found in the news over the last week. These two pages offer a different online news experience, and we have plenty more ideas to come...

October 2014 - Databasing begins!

Finding a developer for the Daily Digital News project was hopeless. So, I went about developing the crawler myself in php.

The inspiration to get on with it and build the site myself came from a presentation at SMX London where a presenter (must find who it was and give him due credit!) showcased a number of APIs useful for getting data such as social shares.

Soon the crawler was built, and from October 2014 the system was databasing various articles, and meta-data.

October 2013 - The start of an idea...


James Bullock, Director

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Daily Digital News provides public access to an archive of historical news articles from many popular news sources. Daily Digital News provides keyword searchable summaries, and links, to news articles that were originally publically accessible, and all news articles presented on were initially freely available to the general public. Daily Digital News does not claim any copyright ownership of the content of this website. News content presented on may be subject to copyright, and the use made here is consistent with the principles of limited use for research and education. Daily Digital News takes advantage of unique web-crawling technologies and algorithms. This includes the use of services provided by Alchemy API (by IBM Watson) as well as other open source technologies. Daily Digital News operates this website on a not for profit basis. No income, revenue, remuneration, or profit of any kind has been made as a result of providing this website to the public. Use of this website is at the user's own discretion. Daily Digital News exercises no control over the use made of this website and accepts no liability to users or resources in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with this website. Full Terms & Conditions