I decided to experiment adding some context to my news network visualizations, in the form of news snippets. This week’s network includes connections among people co-mentioned in the portuguese media at least 10 times, between Jan 01-07’2012.
The news topics cover the euro crisis, the chinese acquisition of EDP, the freemasonry connections in politics and secret services, national and international football events, US presidential candidates, and much more. The network visualization highlights the key people in each of these topics.
Taking advantage of the deep zoom experience from zoom.it and the clarity offered by the GIB layout, it is possible to read (in portuguese) the overlayed news snippets alongside the clustered network visualization. This improves a lot the interpretation of the network connections! Check it out:
(Click on the image to view the full network with deep zoom – requires Silverlight.)