January 02, 2003
Visualizing "Blog Tribes"

One of the most interesting things about the Weblog phenomenon is the way groups of like-minded people who maintain blogs have self-organized into virtual communities, by linking back and forth to each other and integrating each other’s content via RSS. Using data from the “Blog Tribe” at Ryze.com, Ross Mayfield has found a cool way to map members’ “social networks” in a visual way. It’s an interesting approach, and one that points up how blogging is growing from an individualistic phenomenon into a social one.

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at January 02, 2003
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