Newsmap.jp is an interactive news board, categorized by country and subject and sized by news prevelence. According to marumushi, Newsmap’s creator,
“Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.
Google News automatically groups news tories with similar content and places them based on algorithmic results into clusters. In Newsmap, the size of each cell is determined by the amount of related articles that exist inside each news cluster that the Google News Aggregator presents. In that way users can quickly identify which news stories have been given the most coverage, viewing the map by region, topic or time. Through that process it still accentuates the importance of a given article.”
This thing is awesome, guys. Seriously, check it out.