10x10: Cool Meets News

I love elegant design. The developers of 10x10 have created an elegant and useful interface to the latest news. This interface comes from way outside the box of traditional headline-plus-column, scrolling ticker, or precis list news presentation.

Every hour, 10x10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources, and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically drawn about the hour's most important words. The top 100 words are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images, culled from the source news stories.

Move your mouse around the images and you'll see which words match which images. Move your mouse up and down the word list, and the corresponding images will light up. Click any word or image to zoom in and see the news headlines behind the word. Click the headline links to read the original news stories. Click the zoomed image a second time to see the image full screen.

Just check it out.

It'd be cool if you could customize the interface--My 10x10--selecting your favorite news sources from a list. I'd also like the images and text to be bigger, with an expandable matrix to maximize my screen res, or maybe a full screen mode. That would be cool.

1 comment:

apple said...

This is awesome. Nice find.