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February 17, 2010 4:54 PM   Subscribe

News Dots: The Day's Events as a Social Network. Six degrees of news separation.
posted by fixedgear (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, hell yes.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:33 PM on February 17, 2010


Call the Tea Baggers - there are links between Barack Obama and Iran, China, and Afghanistan.

Seriously, he's clearly the center of the world, but thank goodness he isn't linked to that fairly crazy biology professor.
posted by scblackman at 5:42 PM on February 17, 2010


She is John Irving's cousin (for real).
posted by fixedgear at 5:56 PM on February 17, 2010


Why connect the dots yourself when News Dots can do that for you*.

*As if the news does not do that enough already... *facepalm*
posted by JoeXIII007 at 7:08 PM on February 17, 2010


I'll read this as soon as I'm done social networking a grilled cheese, and my laundry is done social networking, possibly after social networking my teeth.

(If a semantic map can be a social network, gosh I guess anything can.)
posted by mrdaneri at 7:16 PM on February 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Needs to be larger.
posted by Ratio at 8:13 PM on February 17, 2010


No links on Tesla, Spaces, plane crash, electric vehicle, Toyota? Slack....
posted by Jinx of the 2nd Law at 8:24 PM on February 17, 2010


Wow, that map makes it seem as if news has real news in it -- I must be hallucinating all those never-ending stories about Tiger Woods and other gossip-magnet celebrities!
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:24 PM on February 17, 2010


[i]Why connect the dots yourself when News Dots can do that for you*.

*As if the news does not do that enough already... *facepalm*[/i]

Your first sentence was wry and economical.

Yer seckund one dun gone make tha furst one sound like, uh... stoopid?
posted by pedmands at 8:52 PM on February 17, 2010


*facepalm*
posted by pedmands at 8:53 PM on February 17, 2010


Ooh, fascinating.
posted by Xany at 3:07 AM on February 18, 2010


Love it. Have you seen Newsmap? No dots, but still a nice visual presentation of the news.
posted by cross_impact at 8:42 AM on February 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


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