Social Network Feedback II
More feedback on the mapping project:
Adina Levin on weblog clustering: The reason I get all all excited about weblog clustering is that the "winner-takes-most" aspect of the log scale graph is NOT what is most interesting about weblog networks... The weblog network is a mesh of communities with overlapping and shifting memberships; each subcommunity has its connectors and popular voices.When we focus on identifying the "most central node" of the network, we turn a world with multiple centers into a hierarchy.
Jim McGee: As I reflect on this particular analysis, I'm struck by the potential to find additional insight in mapping the bridges between multiple networks. Here we have a group who all belong to two explicit networks. How can we use these tools to get a better sense of how to more effectively navigate through half a dozen different yet interconnected networks?
Phil Wolff stereo-, um, well, arche-typing: Two communities (schmoozers and bloggers), two media (Ryze and weblogs), and mutual members... Ryze is a gregarious, directly-social space, blogging is a reluctant, indirectly-social space.
Andrea Janssen: So really this [blog data] is the network map of those 16 people, with others only entering the picture as far as they are of importance to them. Big difference to the friends network within the closed Ryze universe. Once you know it you see it - but to represent more adequately that this is a fairly small group with additional outbound contacts it may make sense to color-code those 16 differently.
Valdis Krebs: The Friends network has a good data set, the Blog network is missing a lot of data points -- no way to easily collect it. With directional data we can run a Gooogle-like metric[looks at connections but not content] and figure out 'BlogRank'!