I just sent up a new version of Newsmap with a whole bunch of updates. The first thing you will immediately notice is that there's now an option to create a Newsmap account.
Although registration right now will only allow you to customize Newsmap esthetically, soon you will be able to add your own custom feeds so you can create your own, custom, map of the news.
Remember this is all super beta, and I expect it to be pretty fragile. If you find anything weird, things breaking, if you have problems or suggestions, please don't hesitate to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm always listening ;)
Some of the changes in this update:
* User registration
* Fonts, colors, top page customization once you login.
* Auto update
plust a ton of bug fixes and performance improvements.