develops "pop-cultural instruments for data expression": Fizz
takes your Facebook or Twitter connections and shows growth and changes to your social ecosystem. Cartagram
places geo-located photos from Instagram on the surface of the planet. Newsmap (Flash required)
draws Google News sources from different countries and visually treemaps them. The developer of Newsmap, Marcos Weskamp
, also wrote the Etsy geolocator
, a personalised social magazine for iPad. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul
on Mar 27, 2011 -
has reportedly confirmed they have removed Indymedia
from their list of news sources.
Why you ask? Apparently Google bowed to pressure brought upon them by an email campaign organized by people who disagree with some of what gets posted under IndyMedia's policy of allowing anyone to post to the newswire, and not exerting editorial control. People are claiming IndyMedia is "anti-semitic", because of trolls who sometimes post hateful posts on the unedited, user-supplied newswire
. Check out the thread on Little Green Footballs
or Silent Running
or this one
at Yourish.com. Inexplicably, Yourish points to this mailing list posting
as proof of IndyMedia's "anti-semitism". If you go to Google news and search
for indymedia sorted by date, nothing after May 16th comes up. Now in their effort to remove truly anti-semitic material from Google News, they've removed all
the legitimate stories of IndyMedia from Google News as well.
posted by Babylonian
on May 19, 2003 -
as a new tab on their other search interfaces with a heavy redesign, though it still carries a "beta" label. The front page changes every few minutes based on some hidden popularity algorithm, as do the sub-pages. Featuring a stark ad-free design that looks quite a bit more attractive than CNN.com or any other major news site, perhaps robot-collected news is the wave of the future.
posted by mathowie
on Sep 23, 2002 -
Google continues march towards world domination with Google News.
"Google's News Search (BETA) service presents information culled from many of the world's news sources collected over the previous week. With continuous updates throughout the day, you'll keep up to date with what's happening now and learn about the stories that led to the most recent developments." Now there's no excuse for posting a CNN link.
posted by darukaru
on Mar 15, 2002 -