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2 different data visualization applications that use motion as the primary visual element for representing Usenet newsgroup data. these interfaces, Seascape and Volcano, use periodic animation loops to represent key social interaction features in online discussions. they are based on the assumption that motion may be particularly well suited for representing data about behavior & actions. size corresponds to the amount of threads in a group, activeness to the amount of messages in a group & recentness to thread initialization.

[link: mit.edu & mit.edu (pdf)]