Friday, May 23, 2008

Finds: MSNBC's news viz tool Spectra

Hey folks,

Forward this from Dave Crist...



You crank it up, then you add news channels.  They get loaded into the middle of your screen in a 'tornado'/vortex, designated categories are color-coded.

I think it is a little confusing at first, because the vortex of news stories doesn't seem to be able to be accessed randomly.  I was only able to get to a story and read it or follow a link to it by sliding the scroll bar at the bottom or clicking the arrows.

Benjamin Watson
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North Carolina State University
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