What does your network look like

Christy Tucker has a fascinating analysis of her delicious network, she says:

In this screenshot, Vicki Davis (brightideasguru) is at the top, Wes Fryer (wfryer) is in the lower left, and Will Richardson (willrich) is in the lower right. My network (christyinsdesign) is in the center with the colored lines. Looking at this image, I can see that Wes and Will have several people in common, but Vicki only has one network connection shared with Wes and none in common with Will. I was a little surprised by that; I would have expected a bit more overlap there.

Perhaps there is not as much overlap as we might think!

Just go to Delicious network explorer and type in your username. This is a great answer to the conspiracy theorists as it explores the network in a fascinating way. The graphic did not come out very well but it shows that David Jakes and ChristyInsDesign are very innerconnected — Hey Jude has some connections with Christy and Danita Russell and I share a few common people with edtechtalk.

This is just a cool place to explore and visualize the networks!

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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2 comments

Sue Waters May 30, 2007 - 10:50 am

I agree Delicious network explorer is a really cool tool however I really like extisp.icio.us text because it gives you great visualization of what someone interests are when they bookmark using del.icio.us (I have learnt lots of interesting things about people I network with using tool that I did not realise about them).

I talk about it in this post on my expanded version on Sean O’Driscoll’s tag drafting (here is his post about it this morning).

Christy Tucker May 30, 2007 - 1:41 pm

Hi Vicki!

Wasn’t this a fun tool to play around with?

One of the other things I noticed while exploring was that virtually all of your connections were mutual ones, while most other users had a more even mix of mutual and one-way connections. It made me wonder about the difference in how we use the networks.

How do you find and add network connections in del.icio.us? Do you look at your fans list and add connections through there? Or is it the other way around–it just happens that everyone you add decides to add you to their own network after seeing you in their fan list?

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