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Why can’t I embed these to show their cool interactivity? | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Why can’t I embed these to show their cool interactivity?

A Map of Olympic Medals

A Map of Olympic Medals

I’m really liking how the NYT’s Map of Olympic Medals is designed. Nice interactive features that show the medal count via geography and ranking. But as I took the screen shots to post on my blog it got me to think about how cool it would be if I could actually embed the who thing into my post like I can w/ videos from Youtube. Seems like a great idea to me, there could always be a link back to the original story. Do you think there’s any negative reason why embedding the original flash interactive piece wouldn’t be a good idea?

Play w/ the live map at www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/08/04/sports/olympics/20080804_MEDALCOUNT_MAP.html

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  • mqaissaunee

    I agree – I've been making the point at my college that all video from the website has to have the code to embed. That's how you create word of mouth and make video viral. Put a stinkin' watermark on it and have it link back to the original site if your worried about someone stealing the content. NYTimes is actually doing pretty well with digital media, but still old-fashioned thinking when it comes to flash and video content on their website.