My name is danah boyd and I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society. Buzzwords in my world include: privacy, context, youth culture, social media, big data. I use this blog to express random thoughts about whatever I'm thinking.

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visualizing news bias

Buzztracker is a visualization of the locations of Google News stories, letting you quickly see how litle of the world is actually covered by the news. This visualization complements Ethan Zuckerman’s arguments about news coverage. What we need now are two maps – what the news covers and what the blogosphere covers. As much as Ethan’s stats are useful, there’s nothing like a map to let you viscerally get it.

Update:

Ethan has maps!! Check out:

The more red a country is, the more attention it’s getting from the media source. The more blue, the less it’s getting. The first map is of Google News over the past 14 days, the second is of blogs, surveyed by Blogpulse, over the last 90 days…

He has tons of these on his site.

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