have been mining Google News for a couple of years now and developing geographical representatiions of the news for a given day.
For example, If Washington is mentioned in an article, it gets a mark. The more references found for Washington on a given day, the bigger Washington's dot get's on the map. It gets better. Lines are then drwan showing the connectedness between two places (I assume that if an article mentions, say, DC and Paris then a connection is drawn between the two).
Pretty neat. They have some cool maps showing connections from the period of the SARS outbreak. Interesting way to see what news is getting to whom.
Thank you, Slashdot
-Ben 21:36 EST |