Have you ever wondered what the blogosphere looked? Matthew Hurst at Data Mining has given us a peek. Take a look:
The visualization is centered on DailyKos. The highly connected area below centre is the socio/political community. Above and to the right is the heart of the technical blogosphere with BoingBoing being the brightest node.
A few key takeaways for PAOs from this:
1) The blogosphere isn’t one entity — it is a series of communities. You can see the spheres visually represented in this image in clusters.
2) The communities in the blogosphere are connected — you aren’t just talking to one audience (i.e. milbloggers). This representation shows the ties between communities.
Great image. Thanks to Data Mining.
If any of you can find the D-Ring in the above image, I’ll give you ten bucks.