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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2 thoughts on “What does your network look like

  1. 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).

  2. 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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