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a new online visual interface that allows users to explore the web by "walking" through links via a simple network diagram that represents sites that link to each other.

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there are some major flaws in this. After two levels, the links it shows are true. They just happen so they fit on the screen.

Tue 01 May 2007 at 9:37 PM
mc

mc, I totally agreed with your thoughts. I tried loading different URL to figure the meanings of lines for 20 mins but I still don't have a clear clue.
also there is a potential concern about the privacy issue. do people really want their internet activities and site links be explored in this way? I mean, this site gives you the potential to check out your ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend's best mate's blog (if you are curious enough).
I konw some other sites try to simulate similar contents. For example a feed collective site which will bring out all the feeds you have subscried (e.g My Space, all your blogs, all your online photos etc).
Web2.0 has really blow up the issue of internet privacy. I mean, you wouldn't record each sentences you said in daily life, but the internet actually record each words you typed for you.

Wed 02 May 2007 at 1:43 AM

Hi Andrew, have you seen this work before? It is visulize the world's social, polical, ethical and social inequality by re-defining the meaning of a coutry's flag.

http://www.brazilianartists.net/home/flags/

I thought you might be interested...

Wed 02 May 2007 at 1:48 AM

I found this website to be difficult to navigate. It was not intuitive to use.

Wed 02 May 2007 at 5:38 AM

Since this shows the host, not the site (for example, the link on my homepage to my delicious tags goes to the delicious home page, rather than anything related to my site) it's almost useless as a link mapping tool.

> mean, this site gives you the potential to check out your ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend's best mate's blog (if you are curious enough).

Only if each has their own host, and links from the home page of that host.

Of course, if the links are on the web then you can find your ex's new beau's mates by just clicking with your mouse, so it's not exactly private information.

Wed 02 May 2007 at 7:28 AM

to expand my first comment, the lines created after two or more levels cross other lines - RANDOMLY - to fit the screen / exsisting lines. They don't represent actual links. I checked it would some sites i can be certain about. There are other sites that recrete a similar effect but with true info.

Wed 02 May 2007 at 8:09 AM
MC

to add to the confusion: I could also not figure out how the network viz "exactly" is generated. while it is quite aesthetic, some sort of legend would help significantly...

Wed 02 May 2007 at 11:02 AM
infosthetics
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