23 March 2010
The most natural way of presenting world news content to me is on a map. Even without one presented to me, a geographical schema is my mind's automatic way of visualizing a list of world news articles or videos. My goal was to take a collection of world news video from providers like the AP, Reuters, and AFP, associate the content with geographic locations, and plot the results on a map.
This started as a one-day project I worked on for one of the Yahoo! Hack Days last year, and I've been playing with it since then when I have time. Hover over video clip thumbnails for a full second to open a preview of the associated video clip. Click on the play button in the preview to view the video.
Update: Have switched to enterprise-grade image resizing. It's more reliable than the free proxy and makes everything a lot faster. :)