This site — Many Eyes — was touted in the New York Times today. It’s a data visualization site.
At an experimental Web site, Many Eyes, (www.many-eyes.com), users can upload the data they want to visualize, then try sophisticated tools to generate interactive displays. These might range from maps of relationships in the New Testament to a display of the comparative frequency of words used in speeches by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
Users can embed images and links to their visualizations in their Web sites or blogs, just as they can embed YouTube videos. “It’s great that people can paste in a YouTube video of cats” on their blogs, Dr. Viégas said. “So why not a visual that gives you some insight into the sea of data that surrounds us? I might find one thing; someone else, something completely different, and that’s where the conversation starts.”
Unfortunately when I tried to play around with it today, it was being a bit wonky. I attribute that to the traffic from the New York Times article. But if anyone does get it to work, holla if you think it’s as cool as it could in theory be.
It does sound amazing. But I’m a little bit nervous when the first three samples I see on the cover page are Wordles…