After I saw Tim O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 mememap (via readwriteweb.com) and Dion Hinchcliffe‘s visualisation of Web 2.0, I realised they didn’t cut it for me. They were somewhat confusing and chaotic. So I decided to make one myself.
So here it is: Peter’s effort for a better Web 2.0 mememap visualisation:
- HousingMaps (mentioned on The Economist) takes the houses on Craigslist (“USER DATA” and “METADATA”), gets the geo-coordinates for each address (“ANNOTATE”) and shows them on Google Maps (“VISUALIZE”)
- Plazes.com takes your network topology and the address you attach to it ( “METADATA”), geomaps it (“ANNOTATE”), and shows you who’s near to you (“FILTER”). It also show your Plazes on Google Maps (“VISUALIZE”).
- Matt Biddulph takes a list of people (“USER DATA”), uses the Yahoo Search API to find their page in Wikipedia (“ANNOTATE” with other “USER DATA” thanks to the Yahoo! “AGGREGATE” engine) and then looks for links to the other people in the list (“METADATA”). He then uses this information to create a map with arrows between the names (“VISUALIZE”). I particularly like this one, very inventive!
- Pixagogo Maps takes your images (“USER DATA”), allows you to add tags/labels to them (“METADATA”), and again maps them on to Google Maps (“VISUALIZE”)
- extispicious takes your del.icio.us tags (“METADATA”) or Yahoo pictures (“USER DATA” but also “AGGREGATED”) and draws a tag cloud (“VISUALIZE”)
- Writely offers editing of user documents (“USER DATA”) with a WYSIWYG Ajax editor (“RICH UI”) and allows for tagging (“METADATA”). This is not really a “remix” kind of service, but it qualifies for Web 2.0 nevertheless.
The image falls under my Creative Commons blog license, i.e. you can use it in any way you want, except for commercial stuff, and you have to mention your source (this page).
All input is welcome, since this is only the first version (let’s call it v0.1).