David Batstone offers up this little gem:
10 x 10
is an interactive exploration of the words and images of history as it
happens. Every hour, the site collects the 100 words and pictures that
matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image.
Point to any image in the collage and the related word (e.g. Iraq,
AIDS, peace) comes up along with the headlines it reflects. Click on a
headline, and you’re taken to a full article usually from a newspaper
or wire service.
It’s clever and intriguing, even kinda cute (no, not in a bad way),
though on first glance not the most useful guide to what’s up, since
its guiding is so cryptic. But that’s just first glance. I’m willing to
see how it ripens over the course of future visist.
(PS: NewsMap seems to me a much more useful megaview of the news, and pretty clever too.)