In Brief

The news outlet recently launched Beta620, an online lab where its developers get to test digital projects like apps and social networking tools with the public before making them officially available on the website.

The New York Times recently launched Beta620, a website to showcase experimental projects created by its own developers. Projects are sorted into the ‘Mashups’, ‘Social’ or ‘App’ categories, where users can test and provide feedback and suggestions. If a project receives an overwhelming stream of positive reviews, then it may ‘graduate’ onto The New York Times website. Here are some interesting projects so far:

Community Hub – a clever and intuitive dashboard to quickly access thousands of reader comments, ratings and reviews.

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