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Digg BigSpy

Graphic Visualizations of Digg Flow

Launched this week: BigSpy, a view onto Digg that graphically maps current interest in Digg stories as a continously flowing river of headlines.

BigSpy: Newly Submitted Stories

There are several modes to the visualization, as usual: newly submitted, popular and all stories; each with it's own peculiar rhythm and tempo. The view onto all Digg activity can be a bit hectic; popular stories generate a continuously-flowing view into what's getting the most attention, and newly submitted stories stack themselves nicely into an indicator of what's about to hit the big time. Enjoy!