Almost a year ago, I discover a web site that track global news and represents them on a world map as circles. The larger the circle the more frequent are the news about the place. Buzz tracker also represents inter-references between places in the news articles by a link between two circles.
Using the image available on Buzztracker.org site, I've made a small film showing the evolution of the map over 14 days (7 of them consecutive, for the others I have been a bit lazy).
It's interesting to see that the biggest circles are almost always the same (Iraq, big western cities) but the smaller ones are more mobile.
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images in the film are from buzztracker.org web site and the film is licenced under the same Creative Commons licence.