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Doodle Buzz [doodlebuzz.com] is an online news aggregator with a visual twist. Users are requested to submit their favorite news theme or topic, and to draw a crazy, chaotic, all-over-the-place, messed-up, scribbled line on the white canvas. The line is then used as the framework to layout the headlines, summaries and related topics. The aim is to create an entirely new way of exploring information, one that allows for a kind of "quiet chaos" that gives people the opportunity to explore unthought of paths and connections along their news gathering journey. The data is fetched from DayPI, a recent service by DayLife that allows a new architecture of online news.

The visually chaotic and more playful approach towards exploring news seems like an interesting alternative to the more scientific-looking network graphs of news already out there, such as News Visual, Muckety, SiloBreaker, Libero, TextMap and CNET News Ontology.

The visual style of DoodleBuzz reminds me of Brad Paley's Map of Science. The idea of "sketching news" is still one of my personal favorites, like Week in Review. More doodle craziness can be found at Icastic Visualizing Time, Doodling Credit Card Statements, Indexed Doodle Graphs and Diagrams and the 4 Block World Doodles.

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1 COMMENT

Just seconding that, well done

Thu 04 Dec 2008 at 10:58 PM
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