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It Just Works - Newsmap

by Jack Bates (writer), Alameda, July 07, 2011

Credit: newsmap.jp screenshot
visual map of the news aggregated by Google News

newsmap.jp is a visual map of news by topic and region that you can customize to your liking. News Map makes sifting through internet flotsam easy and enjoyable.

newsmap.jp is a visual map of news by topic and region that you can customize to your liking. News Map makes sifting through Internet flotsam easy and enjoyable. Powered by Google News, newsmap's visualization tree mapping algorithm makes sorting, sifting, finding news available in a visual matrix. This matrix helps visual learners like myself get to the news I want faster with less pain.

The map is broken up by countries and topics. The country list continues to grow and now includes Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italia, Mexico, Neherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The topics include World, National, Business, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Health. Just check any combination of these to get a new map of the news sorted, and displayed by the new criteria.

I just selected Brasil and National to find out that:

Francisco José Neves, and two senior staff of the minister Birth (Luiz Mauro Barbosa and Tito) are part of an alleged scheme for the collection of fees in awarding construction of roads and railways the contractors and consulting firms.

Nice to know that political corruption isn't just limited to the US and that pork and kickbacks know no boundaries. The page was originally in Portuguese but thanks to Google Chrome all I had to do was right click on the text, then left click translate to English. If I was traveling to Brazil I may want to bone up on the local news and events so I knew what to expect and have some talking points with locals.

I select Canada and Sports:

United States v. Roger Clemens is a waste of everyone's time

Seems like the Canadians agree with most people in the US.

I hope you find Newsmap as fun and useful as I do. I look forward to reading how you use it in the comments below!



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Jack Bates is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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2 comments on It Just Works - Newsmap

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By Jack Bates on July 07, 2011 at 01:26 pm

Broo has a ton of conservatives, Tazz. I think that and the Barry Bonds trial were just plain crap!

Thanks for reading!

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By Jack Bates on July 09, 2011 at 12:36 am

Thanks Firkroy! Ya, it isn't like they have a maxed credit card or are about to bounce checks to the world or anything...

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