INTERACTIVE: The world speaks on Pacquiao-Mayweather superfight

Posted at 11/24/11 1:15 AM

After narrowly defeating Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez, Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has set his eyes on American archrival Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a superfight that has been sought by boxing aficionados for years.

Pacquiao has announced that talks for the Mayweather fight are now ongoing.

For years, the fight has been delayed by disputes over "Olympic style" random blood and urine testing, paycheck share issues, and clashing egos.

While some obstacles still lie before such a dream clash is finalized, the superfight remains on the lips and keyboards of people worldwide.

Using the Infomous web application, abs-cbnNEWS.com has created a live text data visualization of the latest news and opinion of people on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and websites on the possible bout.

The interactive word cloud is in real-time, which reflects the Internet's current mood.

In the word cloud, size indicates relevance and number of times each word is mentioned on the Internet. Related words are linked together with lines to help you grasp their context.

Click each word to navigate to their sources, change how they are viewed, or hide unwanted words.

You can also double click a word to either focus or unfocus on it and see how one issue is connected with other keywords within the online world.