July 25th, 2011


A new diversion of mine: mapping twitter accounts related to information visualization with gephi:

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This map shows 1645 twitter accounts related to the topic of information visualization. The accounts were determined as follows: For a subjective selection of “seed accounts”[1], the twitter API was queried for followers and friends. In order to be included into the map, a user account needed to have at least 5 links (i.e. follow or being followed) to one of these accounts. The size of the network nodes indicates the number of followers within this network.

[1] The seed accounts were; @moritz_stefaner, @datavis, @infosthetics, @wiederkehr, @FILWD,
@janwillemtulp, @visualisingdata, @jcukier, @mccandelish, @flowingdata, @mslima, @blprnt,
@pitchinteractiv, @bestiario140, @eagereyes, @feltron, @stamen, @thewhyaxis

11 Responses to 'The VIZoSPHERE'

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  1. Daniele Galiffa
    July 25th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Ciao Moritz,
    it’s great to see how many people added to the conversation after 5 years ;)

  2. TSSVeloso
    July 26th, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Another awesome work, Moritz. Simple and brilliant.

    Keep it up!


    @TSSVeloso / @visualoop

  3. The Vizosphere
    July 26th, 2011 at 7:58 am

    […] Moritz Stefaner had some fun with Gephi for a view of a whole lot of those people. He calls it the Vizosphere. This map shows 1645 twitter accounts related to the topic of information visualization. The […]

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    July 27th, 2011 at 5:12 am

    […] Source: Well Formed Data By Julianne Commins, on 26 July, […]

  6. Rob Shell
    August 4th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Nice work! Any plans on making nodes searchable?

  7. Scott Smith
    May 16th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Beautiful, insightful, useful – great work!

    In light of your interest in information aesthetics, any thoughts on the game Go? To an experienced eye, strong moves tend to look elegant and poor moves look crude. Food for thought, and thanks for sparking my interest.

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    […] attempt to map the twitter community around the resonate festival, using a technique similar to the vizosphere I made earlier. This time around, I used a zoomable SVG map, which makes text labels searchable. […]

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    August 10th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

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