Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Here's a neat site. It's called a NEWSMAP and I was directed to it because of the "Map" in the title. It's like DrudgeReport crossed with a map. It's mostly on one screen and you'll get an idea of what it's about once you check it out. It's pretty cool and updates around the world news and sports, as well as tabs to filter out certain subjects.
Here's a little about the site:
  • Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap's objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.Newsmap does not pretend to replace the googlenews aggregator. Its objective is to simply demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media. It is not thought to display an unbiased view of the news; on the contrary, it is thought to ironically accentuate the bias of it.

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