Sunday, January 06, 2008

Yahoo! Design Innovation Team

Yahoo! Design Innovation Team: "Query Bursts

At Yahoo! Research, JASMINE NOVAK has been running data analysis to identify when a search term becomes very popular, or 'bursts.' Sharing this data with us, we did reverse IP lookup on the addresses in the data and plotted the patterns of activities as a particle system. Here, in a time-lapse animation, particles show queries from each location worldwide. Visualized are searches for 'miss teen usa' (related to this video), 'cricket' (world playoffs) 'mattel' (recalls of toys with lead paint), and a close up on the Gulf of Mexico for 'hurricane felix'."