CNNMoney uses Daylife to power the Meme-o-meter, which tracks how much (or how little) various technology memes are being discussed in news and blogs.
This widget is one of the several examples of our Index Widgets. CNNMoney went one step further than creating a dex widget by building news page for each item that the dex tracks. For e.g. a news page on Social Networking.
The biggest challenge in visualizing the meme-o-meter was to come up with a list of terms that defines each item that is being tracked by the widget Here are a few examples of how the editors at CNN Money defined their target topics:
Social networking - "social media" OR Facebook OR MySpace
Citizen journalism - wikis OR "recommendation engines" OR "feedback software"
User-generated content - "YouTube" OR "citizen journalism" OR "d-i-y media"
Meme-o-meter is built using Version 4.0 of the DayPI. The UI for the widget was built by the developers at CNNMoney using flash.
The meme-o-meter index uses the News Indexer code to generate the XML data for the meme-o-meter flash to consume.