YESSS, that’s right ! My New York Times telegam channel is alive !! In the last days I got the idea to create a bot able to send me the latest worldwide news. By luck the NYT offers API to access the latest articles from their site (the possible requests are a LOT !!). So I coded it and now it is running 24/7 🔥
Obviously I ve created the bot, and it posts everything on the main Channel
How I did it
BUT…How it works ?
Actually this channel is a bity tricky ! Is made on porpouse to allow the joiners to read all the sent articles, normally after a few reads you would need to create an account and subscribe to one of the available NYT plans…The trick is that sending just the link, telegram mobile (android and/or iOS) allow the user to see an “instant preview” of the link, that allow you to read all the articles (without any numeric limitation !!
However there is a downside…it only works on mobile, on telegram desktop/web the instant preview is not available 😑
Anyway I have another bot (just personal for now) that send an image with title and abstract (still pretty). But with it you have to open the link and so, after a few openings, subscribe to on of the NYT plans. Would you prefer it ? Or would you use both ? Let me know in the comment (or anywhere you can contact me)
Telegram mobile view eg:
This is a draft...possible changes will come soon. Bye👋