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"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. " ---  Credits concept, design & frontend coding: Marcos Weskamp.
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review by . May 05, 2009
The world at your fingertips!
The beauty of technology is that it opens up the whole new world right in your living room, bedroom or even bathroom! I've a friend in Dhaka (yes, that is Bangladash!) who chats with me on Skype from the comfort of his bathtub! Yes, he's wired via wifi and enjoying his time there with his personal butler, housekeeper & chauffer! I'm envious, obviously. Living like a king in the Third World! Lucky fella!      Ok, this review is not about him. It is about a widget …
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