Funky newsmap tool…

I like this a lot… You can fine tune it to country and topic; although it doesn’t yet include Ireland as a separate value, I’m sure it won’t be long… H/T James

  • willis

    Good stuff.

    Presumably as it is using Google news it would be possible to compare feeds from individual News sites.

    “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.”

  • Keith

    now all i need to do is embed this into my desktop…

  • Greenflag

    No matter which language you bring it up in the only pattern I could see is it’s all bad news 😉 in any language you choose .

    Unless I’m looking through the wrong glass . I wonder if anybody sees any other pattern ?