Thursday, January 09, 2003

Navigation Links

Stephen Dulaney e-mailed me that he liked the navigation map on my blog. Well it is the season, so Stephen here is your own navigation map [feel free to cut and paste].

istori/logBlogging AlonePython Community Server: Development
a klog apart
Scripting News
Ron Lusk's Radio Weblog
Second p0st
Seb's Open Research
Marcus' Tablet PC Radio Weblog
Ross Mayfield's Weblog
The Shifted Librarian
Jon's Radio
thomas n. burg | randgänge
Universal Rule
Jon Schull's Weblog
Ross Mayfield: Social Networks
Ray Ozzie's Weblog
John Robb's Radio Weblog
RatcliffeBlog: Business, Technology & Investing
Peter Drayton's Radio Weblog
A Man with a Ph.D. - Richard Gayle's WeblogMarc's Voice
Boing Boing Blog
Steve Gillmor's Radio Weblogkottke.orgStephen RapleyFast TakesSam Ruby   Hugh's ramblingsJeroen Bekkers' Groove WeblogJohn BurkhardtJeremy Allaire's Radio Robb Beal's Radio Weblog

This is just a small example of how make use of the visualization of blog links. While creating nice graphics is fun there is the question to be asked - what is the use of visualization?

Jon Schull makes the point that the number of nodes quickly makes the problem very hard to manage. Just going a few levels deep from my home page I get the following image map that has 250+ nodes. It is clickable and it is fun to navigate around and get to other blogs in one click rather than navigation through several other links.

The value of mapping may not be in mapping the raw connections but lifting patterns out of the maps. Sounds like another project...

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