Newsmap is a nifty flash-based graphical representation of the Google News aggregator. It uses color and size to map out the most covered news stories and their categories. Furthermore, as the about page reads, “Its objective is to simply demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media. It is not thought to display an unbiased view of the news; on the contrary, it is thought to ironically accentuate the bias of it.” And you love ze irony, yes? Yes?
The site is intuitive as well as beautiful–And you can get the news from different countries to boot! Definitely not for slower connections.