Digg Explorer v1.1

Last Updated Wed, 21 Nov 2007

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This is version 1.1 of a tool for exploration of the 500 most popular recent stories from Digg. Visually it is very similar to my recent Race Results Analyzer in that it uses small circles to represent items of interest which are fluidly positioned in various ways to emphasize patterns of interest. Version 1.1 adds a new graph of the top Users and also fixes a bug in the domain parsing logic.

This application requires java to run and was constructed using Processing. The folks at Digg have provided an excellent api that made it quite simple to extract the data. I expect to explore some other aspects of Digg in the future. Thanks also to Daniel Schiffman for his excellent tutorial on the use of threads in Processing. As always, feedback is welcome !

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