Last week, Gothamist would check NY1.com over and over again to see what the latest, breaking news about the transit strike was. And instead of NY1's usual site (as seen, left), it was stripped of any graphics or video links, just a text site - think about what websites looked like circa 1995. Luckily, the NY Times finds out what happened. It wasn't because NY1's servers suck, or because owner Time Warner is being tight with funding - it was because they decided to pare down the site. A NY1 spokesman said, "When we have a lot of visitors to the site, we actually switch over to a text version. People are mostly interested in the text information, and we're giving them that first and foremost." But people like pictures, too! Why can't we have it both ways!
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