Saturday, April 12, 2008

Instant Business/Competitive Intel Link Diagrams (NewsVisual via Information Aesthetics)

Information Aesthetics (one of the best blogs out there covering the world of information visualization) posted a link to NewsVisual, a 9 month old site that combines current news with link charts generated automatically using SEC data and IntellectSpace's proprietary link analysis software.

The site should be of particular interest to competitive intelligence and externally focused business intelligence professionals. I was a little disappointed in the load times for the full charts and was very disappointed to see that the charts only opened up in IE Explorer (Firefox users will have to get the IE Tab add-on to see the full charts). It was worth the effort though as the charts (see screenshot below for an example) add real depth and nuance to the stories.

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