Scanning the headlines: Newsmap

Presenting headline news (via Google) in the age of information visualization.

This is Newsmap, created by Marcos Weskamp, a Bay Area design engineer who does infoviz and interaction design. Here’s how this treemap works:

  • As you mouse over each box, a callout pops up containing that story’s first few sentences.
  • Across the top are the different countries you can focus on, or you can select all for a worldwide sample.
  • In the lower right corner are tabs corresponding to different newspaper sections (the colors of which are reflected in the map); again, you can customize the newsmap to suit your interests.

Bravo, Marcos.

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