The latest craze of bumping old stories to prominence on media websites has reached new heights with every item this morning of the Most Popular section on the BBC News website being an archived piece, including a rare report on the revulsion of the Islam world following the beheading of Anne Boleyn in 1536.
Fans of the craze, known as News-Umping, use social media to boost old stories which are often more interesting than the current headline news. Exponents are proudly geeky since considerable research is required to locate old articles.
“It needs a good deal of work as google only goes back about 15 years,” said one young newsumper from behind a bushy beard and thick horn rimmed spectacles Continue reading
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