Regarding social circles:
Marcos, I took a look at your site. Nice work. I was suprised to see
myself represented as a circle on more than one one of the mailing lists you
follow. I too am a CF/Flash/FarCry developer and have been studying social
networks & information spaces. I'd really love to see how your software
works. It reminds me of something one of my professors here at UC Santa
Cruz built - a conversation mapper that allows a user to visually trace
usenet conversations. A colleage and I were planning on building a
visualization system in flash for representing XML data as a hyperbolic
tree. A was reverse-engineering something similar Samuel Wan made a while
back... We were trying to come up with ways to show associations found in
the amazon referrer system (customers who bought this book also bought...).
Anyway, It looks like you came up with not only a way to collect and parse
interesting social data, but to present it as well.. Have you heard of
FOAF? (google::foaf) It's an XML document type which can be used to map
assoctiations between individuals. Anyway, I thought it might be useful to
your project (at least conceptually). Also, I am interested in
collaborating on or writing about something of this nature... let me know
if you are interested.
Feel free to take a look at my article on SmartDocs in the latest eyecandy,
UCSC's journal of Film and Digital Media: http://eyecandy.ucsc.edu
Jose Miguel Hernandez
Web Developer | UCSC Student Affairshttp://jozecuervo.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "marcos weskamp" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Re: social circles
> Hi Ele,
> thanks for the heads up. When I looked back at it this morning, seemed the
> database had crashed.
> I just restored it and should be working properly. - data right there is
> slightly old, so it will take a while until it shapes again as it was
> looking like a couple of days ago.
> the url hasn't changed:
> Your project seems super interesting though, please let me know if you
> any help with it!
> best regards,
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Hi Marcus,
> > I've tried to launch your site - but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm
> interested in your project as I am planning on making a 6 degrees of
> separation web based map of an existing network of net activists and
> socially engaged visual artists, some of whom do not use the internet...
> > Is there a direct link you can send me to view your site?
> > Ele
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