THE New York Times on Tuesday unveiled "Times Wire," a constantly updated live feed of articles and blog posts from the newspaper as they are published online.
The headline and first paragraph of the stories and blog posts are presented in reverse chronological order on a Web page with the latest appearing at the top of the page along with a link to the particular item on NYTimes.com.
Readers of nytimes.com/timeswire can choose to view all of the content published online by the Times in real-time or select specific topics such as business or sports.
Times Wire also features a photo gallery with the latest pictures.
Denise Warren, the general manager of NYTimes.com, said the free service was an attempt to "meet our audiences' desire for quality news and information on demand" and to give users "a more personalized news experience."
NYTimes.com is the leading US newspaper website with 20.1 million unique visitors in the United States in March 2009, according to Nielsen Online.
The launch of Times Wire came one day after the newspaper unveiled Times Reader 2.0, the latest version of an application that downloads the day's newspaper and presents it in a more attractive fashion than on NYTimes.com.
After downloading the content, a user can still the browse and read the newspaper even without an Internet connection.
Times Reader 2.0 also allows users to interact with the newspaper in ways they cannot with the website, filling in the daily crossword on the screen, for example.