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Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Different View of Google News

Has anyone seen Newsmap? Although it's been around for a while now, this website creates an alternate graphical view of the Google News homepage. News stories with the most links to external news sources are positioned in a larger context than less popular ones. At a quick glance viewers can see all the day's news in a visually compelling manner, without having to scroll or spend time reading for relevancy.

Alternate country Google News views can be overlaid with a single mouse click, allowing for the visual "hot news" metaphor to be applied across other cultures. It's a fascinating glimpse of how data can be presented in new ways.

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At September 13, 2007 5:03 PM , Blogger Kim Chulis said...

That's fantastic! Is it a Google product? No advertising either. What's the catch?

At December 3, 2007 12:30 AM , Blogger Nigel said...

Whoops, didn't see the comment earlier. Sorry! There's no catch. It seems to be an exercise in using a data visualization theory. To be honest I'm surprised it has remained active for over 2 years.


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