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100 Lives

Patricia Sullivan

It's the last week of 2009 (and good riddance, eh?) and instead of wrapping up the year with a parade of the biggest, longest, most celebrated obits, we decided to do a more interactive feature called TimeSpace:100 Lives.

The idea is that while many well-known people died, as always, you might want a more condensed version that incorporates interesting, quirky and important (although not well-known) lives as well. You can explore these obituaries by geography or scroll through the photos. At the end of each caption, there's a link to the full story.

One of our ace developers, Erica Pytlovany, did the heavy lifting, based on content provided by the three of us (and our new part-timer Taylor Shapiro) on the obits staff. Take a look and click through, and let us know what you think.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  December 27, 2009; 12:30 PM ET
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I understand why the Post wants to do an interactive presentation for its year-end obit roundup. The LA Times has done a series of photo galleries of noteworthy passings. They drive web traffic, generate page views. But I still most enjoy the long text list of notable obits. I wouldn't want to miss being reminded of a noteworthy death because only 100 are deemed worthy of a Web presentation.

Posted by: wisconsinguy | December 28, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Good point, wisconsinguy. I'll remind the editor of this (but he's on vacation until after the first of the year).

Posted by: Patricia Sullivan | December 28, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

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