State of the World Today

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What does this World Map show?

This map shows the world colored by the sentiment of the news related to the countries. The more red a country, the more negative the news in or about the country. Yellow is neutral and green are positive news which are unfortunately fairly seldom in comparison to negative news.

What News Sources are considered?

The news come from over a dozen news feeds in the general news category. No explicit news about sports, technology, or entertainment are considered.

How accurate is the data?

This application is beta. We use the WebKnox Sentiment API and the WebKnox Location Detection API to classify for each news item where it is from and how the overall sentiment of the news is. More questions?

Courtesy NASA Earth Observatory. © 2009 Colors by Cynthia Brewer.