a data visualization technique that is specialized to represent multi-author blog conversations over time. the primary goal of the representation is to identify specific topics & to discover 'why' bloggers join specific conversations.
following data dimensions & visual cues are used: authors (top to bottom), posts (colored rectangles, blue: both links to & is linked from other posts in the conversation, red: is linked from in the conversation, green: links to the conversation), links (lines between the rectangles), concepts (wavering blue line), time (left to right). see also blogviz & vox delicii & livejournal social network browser. [anjo.blogs.com & anjo.blogs.com]