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The New York Times’ Interactive Osama bin Laden Graph

This is actually pretty cool. The New York Times has an interactive graph set up that allows visitors to plot their feelings on Osama bin Laden’s death.

The graph is set up much like New York’s Approval Matrix, and asks readers two questions: “How much of a turning point in the war on terror will Bin Laden’s death represent?” and “What is your emotional response?”

Readers can comment if they want, or simply click the spot on the map that best represents their answers to the questions. Similar to the Approval Matrix, one axis goes from “Negative” to “Positive,” and one goes from “Insignificant” to “Significant.” As you can see from this picture, as of now, reader’s clearly think the news of Bin Laden’s death is Significant and Positive.

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