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TouchGraph LiveJournal Browser
Author(s):
Trejkaz Xaoza
Institution:
TouchGraph LLC
Year:
2005
URL:
http://www.touchgraph.com/TG_LJ_Browser.html
Project Description:
LiveJournal's Statistics page indicates that there are over 300,000 hosted weblogs updated daily, making LiveJournal one of the largest online social network communities. The magnitude of the LiveJournal userbase combined with their accommodating data collection policies makes it a perfect platform for social network visualization.

The TouchGraph LiveJournal Browser displays users as nodes connected by edges indicating friendship. Above the users float their mutually shared interests. Moving the mouse over an interest highlights the users that share that interest, and moving a mouse over a user highlights the friends and interests of that user. By examining at the interests above and between clusters one can see the subjects that bring together individuals and communities.

Similar applications have been created using TouchGraph, such as the Amazon Browser and Google Browser.

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