How do you recognize the people involved with the Jan 6th insurrection to topple American democracy?
It's hard to make sense of a lot of information and see the connections. Fortunately, there's a free app that's perfect for this challenge. Kumu. You can design relationship maps like this Jan 6th Insurrection map which includes details on dozens of people along with photos, videos and links to more information that can be explored by:
- Clicking on a person's image for more details which appear in a side panel
- Searching for a person by name
- Double clicking on the yellow buttons for details on a group of people
Get familiar with these names and faces as they'll crop up during the House Jan 6th Committee hearings that start on June 9th.
Insurrection Profile Map
Make the facts understandable
Relationship maps connecting a face to a name and place people into groups so it's easier to see how they are connected. Such maps show the big picture but also let you dig in to get more details on an individual. The maps can be used on a phone, tablet or laptop and automatically adjust to the type of device being used. Did I mention the Kumu app is free? The Jan 6th Insurrection Profile Map was created in about two days. Share the QR Code to the map on social media with others as well.
All the icons used in this relationship map can be freely accessed here.
Information by the slice
Just like with pizza, sometimes you only want a little slice and not the whole thin. Kumu makes that possible by providing direct links to just the information you want so you're not overloaded. Here are the links to the groups shown in the yellow buttons above.
"The January 6 committee will have started its high-stakes televised hearings on the riot and, more importantly, the attempted coup the rioters served. It all kicks off at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, in prime time... we don’t know who the committee’s first witnesses will be, but we do know these hearings are their best chance to take months of testimony, depositions, and evidence, and present the general public with what the obsessives already know: This was a broad, multi-front attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election and usurp the voters’ will to keep Donald Trump in power." - CBS News
TakeAway: Make it easy to recognize the people behind a scheme with a relationship map.
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