Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cool visualization of the day

I came across this today. It's a figure from The Political Blogosphere and the 2004 U.S. Election: Divided They Blog (2005) by Lada Adamic and Natalie Glance showing a citation network of the liberal and conservative blog communities.

There are 676 liberal (blue) and 659 conservative (red) blogs represented, and the size of each blog point reflects the number of other blogs that link to it. Blue links connect liberal blogs, red connect conservative blogs, yellow links go from liberal to conservative, and purple from conservative to liberal.