Mountains Out of Molehills Interactive

"Mountains Out of Molehills Interactive" is a timeline of the world's greatest fears, as inflamed by the media. This visualization shows what would a timeline of the world’s greatest fears look like. It is essentially an area chart where x is the years (from 2000 to 2010) and y is the intensity of media coverage (number of mentions). It allows the user to filter by stories, such as killer wasps, swine flu, bird flu, killer wifi, autism and vaccinations, etc. By clicking the area of each story the user can access the raw data.

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