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field of interest:
How dense are the news? How news could be visually presented as a single unit?
I am using RSS from BBC News(for now) as a source. I want to built simple map of time and content. When the news is published online and what is the main subject matter? br> ( Are the news feed relevant or accurate to the current time of the event or they have been driven by "right" time to be broadcasted)
to combine, recombine and compare different sources highlight certain concentration, density and flow of the data. I am considering grabbing more than one source of news Worldcrunch [1] and Aljazeera RSS [2]

notes on real data visualization :
* timeline consists of four time swats, where the news headlines will be displayed, embedded as links.
* simple visual id - each news represented as a data point - equal by its layout different by its content.
* behavior of the single point - need to be consider and develop furthermore?how?


so far: I am using jQuery plugin (Cross-domain RSS to JSON converter [jQuery plugin]), which requests feed from different world news then the script converts into the JSON object into javascript. The data is sorted by time - the hour of being published and placed to simple timeline. The interface consists of html + SVG.
src: http://pzwart3.wdka.hro.nl/~mlakova/news_rss/
open for proposals or how the prototype could be moved a step further
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