News of the World scandal unfolding on Twitter

Jul 15, 2011

All kinds of crazy with News of the World went down this past week, and of course Twitter was abuzz with each development. Taking a page from the Stamen book, the Guardian looked at half a million tweets with the #notw hashtag and show you how the news unfolded.

The best part of the interactive is that there’s plenty of context to help you follow along as bubbles shrink and explode. On the bottom left are Guardian articles covering important events, the top right is the most retweeted tweet, and then you have the most frequently used words on the bottom right.

So if you weren’t following the story that closely, the graphic helps you understand in a hurry. At any given time, you know who’s involved, what happened, and what others were talking about.

[The Guardian | Thanks, Alastair]

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