Chad Perrin: SOB

29 June 2006

Sometimes, clicking ads yields good results.

Filed under: Cognition,Geek,Metalog — apotheon @ 03:28

I was inspired to follow an ad link related to blogging as business on Sterling’s weblog, Chip’s Quips, earlier today. Ultimately, where it led me was to some graphical representations of the weblog ecosystem, sometimes known by that too-hip term “blogosphere”. The overview of digital social networking that emerges from these graphical networking maps is actually fairly interesting to ponder. It also shows that politcs and technical discussion (the two foci of SOB) are the apparent most and second-most (respectively) popular topics for weblogs.

A couple of enhancements to this would be muchly appreciated, of course:

  1. I’d like to see an imagemap so that each node on the node-displaying graphics is a link to the actual website.
  2. I’d also like to see it focus a bit less heavily on single-domain weblog communities like and, as I feel that a lot of interconnected weblog community is being ignored by the fact that those communities are so insular and incestuous in their technical implementations.

It’s a good start, though.


  1. Mapping Content and Influence …

    Teresa Valdez Klein of the Blog Business Summit makes some interesting requests to enhance the value of the blog maps I’ve been working on: Basically, this is a visual representation of the interrelationships between various blogs. I wish the blogs…

    Trackback by Data Mining — 1 July 2006 @ 04:26

  2. Interactive Map of the Blogosphere…

    Below is an experiment in using client side image mapping to creat an interactive map of the blogosphere. The idea is pretty straight forward – browse the graph with the mouse (note the URL associated with a node – i.e….

    Trackback by Data Mining — 1 July 2006 @ 07:22

  3. […] You may recall my recent mention of graphical representations of the weblog ecosystem, or what some call the “blogosphere”. The originator of the images, a weblogger named Matthew Hurst posting under the title Data Mining, took notice of some comments made by me and Teresa Valdez Klein. Shortly thereafter, I was credited, via SOB, with having come up with the idea behind the new Interactive Map of the Blogosphere at Data Mining. […]

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