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Scanning the headlines: Newsmap

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



This is Newsmap, created by MarcosWeskamp, 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.