WhatsUp is an application that tracks a large number of RSS news feeds. The sources of these feeds are displayed on this world map. Whenever any of the news feeds releases a new article, its title immediately pops up. Instead of listing previously released news, this application shows news as it is released, so you can see what is up right at this moment in the world.
I love this visualisation – almost hypnotic, I could watch it for hours! Check it out. Another question might be what is it with me and maps?
[via information aesthetics]