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New Lists Visualization!

Posted on: November 15, 2009

I know, it’s been a long time coming. But finally – my new visualization which I’ve created using IBM’s Many Eyes (which is awesome, although very blue).

Since Twitter released it’s new “Lists” feature, there’s been talk about how Lists are a good way to measure influence – someone who is on more lists is likely to be more influential. Likewise, someone with lots of followers who’s not on any lists (or maybe one called “spammers”) is less influential.

However, what about measuring influence within lists? For instance, if you’re using lists to collect a group of people, such as the Girl Geek Dinners list, it might be nice to visualize something that indicates how influential people are within that network.

So, what I’m doing is displaying the scatter-graph of followers vs following, with the size of the bubble being proportional to the number of times the user has been mentioned by another user in the list.

See the dynamic one for my friends here. Static one below:

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Here’s the one for GGDOttawa (dynamic version here):
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More coming soon! Taking requests and suggestions!


7 Responses to "New Lists Visualization!"

Wow, that’s an awesome idea Cate. I’m very interested to find out where I (@velvetescape) stand in this graph. If it’s not too much work, would you be able to create one for me? That would be fantastic.
Thank you.


This one isn’t for individual users, it’s for all users in a list. Send me a list and I’ll graph it!

Thanks Cate. Here’s my one and only list. Thanks once again.

Best regards,

this is neat to see. thanks for sharing!

Thanks! Will graph it before and after next GGD, think will change 🙂

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This post was mentioned on Twitter by kittenthebad: Created new Twitter Visualization – this time for Lists. Let me know what you think!

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