Buzztracker is a new dashboard widget for Mac OSX Tiger, that shows a global map with indicators of important news events happening in real-time. A quick glance at the map “visualizes frequencies and relationships between locations in the Google world news directory. Buzztracker tries to show you how interconnected the world is: big events in one area ripple to other areas across the globe. Connections between cities thousands of miles apart become apparent at a glance.” I like the simple “background awareness” aspect of this project which allows you to get an idea of how news events effect each other and their immediate surrounding areas. Works well as a widget since its not something you need to stare at all day long…

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