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August 23, 2006

One-Screen Visualization For Google News

Many people say news are boring. They have so many words, and so little information; they talk about life, but they are not lively.

Newsmap is a different way to look at the news. You have one screen, that contains all the important news from Google News. The colors represent different categories of news, the font size is a measure of the importance of a news.

"Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google 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 does not pretend to replace the Google News aggregator. Its objective is to simply demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media."

Newsmap could also be used as a screensaver.


  1. It's a good idea, but still needs some work. Some of the news is too small to read. Why put it up if nobody can read it? Also, it may be just me, but I also don't like words to wrap. It's just a turn-off.

    I'd it anyway. What can I say? I'm a Googler!

  2. why flash? IMHO XHTML & CSS is enough for this.