Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-10) We will be liveblogging (when possible) from ICWSM 2010, going on now! Keynote: Bob Kraut, CMU implications for community design -offline theories of socialization helpful, not definitive -online communities can build in good socialization practice -e.g. WP welcoming committee Two Types of Commitments to Groups [...]
Network graphs are appearing in a number of places. Recently, slate.com published a tool that maps the links between entities in the day’s news.
“To use this interactive tool, just click on a circle to see which stories mention that topic and which other topics it connects to in the network. You can use the magnifying glass icons to zoom in and out. You can also drag the dots around if they overlap.”
It is a lot of fun to play with! That said, they layouts have limited meaning, using a force directed layout to place the nodes on the canvass. The color and size indicators are useful but Up/Down and Left/Right have no meaning.