I like the visualizations of speech, especially comparative speech, I find at Neoformix. I didn’t really see much of this until this year, but it does recall some of the discussion years back of how raw data available on the web would lead to new kinds of analysis and insight.
Today Neoformix posted some nice visualizations comparing the Obama and McCain convention speeches. One of these visualizations seems to have informed a simpler presentation on the cover of the New York Times today. Maybe we’ll see more of this in the mainstream media as time goes on.