October 16, 2021

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OddCrimes is simple on the surface, but strong in the middle and backend. The simplistic layout allows people who have older phones/systems to use the website, while at the same time, allowing strong security to owners of newer phones, computer systems, tablets, etc.


OddCrimes also provides a quick glance of what's happening at this very hour. The problem OddCrimes solves is that mainstream media normally focuses on a handful of stories that get amplified, while other stories are not. Consequently a lot of people don't get a choice as to what they see. OddCrimes serves the public by collecting news stories from smaller organizations that are reputable sources. Every story has an equal chance to be seen.

But the most important thing OddCrimes does is filter out disreputable sites to make sure the news stories always comes from trusted sources. A person who visits OddCrimes can be assured that they will never click on a link and go to a malicious website.

Lastly, This site has been live for 12 years, and over that time period, I have done a lot of work. A lot of it was trial and error, but I have arrived at a good layout, and extremely secure code. Your donation would mean that this site can grow. I own the server, write all the code, and fight the hackers. Certainly that should be worth something.

Have a good time, don't read bad news 24/7, and stay safe out there!

Sincerely,
OddCrimes


Mission: The more we know, the better off we are.

This website, OddCrimes.com, is the newest version of PulpNews.com. This is a hobby site. The PulpNews crawler that collects and stores information about breaking crime news, has been functioning for over 7 years, creating a rather large database for quantitative purposes. The information describing the many attributes of the crime news story can also be referred to as metadata.

It may be possible to examine this metadata in such a way as to identify an area that should be looked at closer. In order to examine this metadata, I will be writing tools specific to the uniqueness of the database. These tools, I strongly believe, would also improve the quality of experience when viewing daily crime news.

Can I download an app for this?

If this project gains legs then an Android and iPhone app will be developed. The primary functionality of these future apps will initially be developed for interaction through webbrowsers.

Why am I doing this?

I’m curious to see if there is a reason to suspect a correlation between crime committed on any given day, and the media cycle/theme the week the crime was committed. I feel that I will have the opportunity to identify other factors that may correlate as I investigate my hypothesis.

Why ask for a donation?

Your donation will allow world-wide free access to the database, as well as to the developed tools.

So what will you get out of it?

Hopefully I will be able to provide a useful tool that can perhaps be helpful to you and even to those who use the Internet to research modern day crime news.

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