Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Battelle's BlogPlasma

John Battelle writes about his new idea, BlogPlasma, a visualization tool for seeing the relationship between blogs. He imagines it would work like MusicPlasma does for music artists.

If you haven't seen MusicPlasma, by the way, definitely check it out. It's a clever and fun visualization tool for viewing's similar artist data.

Although it's not as flashy as MusicPlasma, Findory does have a pretty cool way of viewing relationships between blogs. Our source pages show all related blogs and articles from related blogs.

For example, here's the page for this blog, Geeking with Greg, on Findory. It's related to Search Engine Watch Blog, Inside Google, and several other search related blogs.

It's fun to surf from blog to blog, following the relationships and seeing where they lead. The page itself has articles and related articles on it already, so it's an easy way to keep track of your favorite blogs and discover other blogs.

Findory's all about keeping it simple, but I can see the appeal of putting a flashy MusicPlasma-like UI on top of this kind of data. What a fun way to browse the relationships in the blogging community!

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