Saturday, August 19, 2006

Google News, In Living Colour

It's been a while since I have seen a new Web 2.0-ish technology worthy of a posting.

Introducing Newsmap, a website that displays Google News in a treemap information space.

Rather than attempt to explain the website (especially at this late hour), I will let the concept person behind Newsmap, Marco Weskamp, explain in his own words:

"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."

Visit Newsmap.

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