Frank Da Silva’s Social Map

Frank Da Silva’s Social Map

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Steve Garfield’s Social Map

Steve Garfield’s Social Map

Trevor Smith’s Social Map

Trevor Smith’s Social Map

Here’s Trevor Smith’s social map.  Trevor says, “I may be a little different than a lot of people because I carve out large chunks of my day when I’m unattached to all social media.  I find that alternating between casting a wide information net and focused work without interruption keeps me interested and connected with the world but still productive on more linear projects.”

Definitely interesting that Trevor is actually able to maintain a “linear” focus in a web world that’s anything but linear!

Loic Le Meur Vid Discusses Social Maps


Loic Le Meur just pointed me in the direction of his Seesmic du Jour video from yesterday where he discussed the social map conversation he sparked on the web over the weekend. Some pretty interesting insights. Not only will news find you in this day and age, but I’d argue it isn’t really news until its discussed, dissected and analyzed by the blogosphere. It’s interesting that traditional journalism is so threatened by new media, when in fact it’s job is even more important now that it was 50 years ago. All because traditional journalism still kicks off the conversation a majority of the time.

Christopher Herot’s Social Map

Christopher Herot’s Social Map

In doing my graph, I tried to capture the connections among the various services that I use. I’m sure I didn’t get all of them, but the exercise illustrates the complexity of the connections. One thing I noticed is that Twitter, Facebook, and my blog have the most connections and for me, Twitter is the most useful, having displaced Facebook as the place I look for what my friends are doing.

I’ve written more on this at herot.typepad.com.

Ben Ullman’s Social Map

I’ve made a map of all places I create content or maintain a profile, and grouped them into basic categories. I’d like to do some additional connectors, to indicate flow of content from place to place (eg: stories shared on Google reader get populated into a feed on my site and my Facebook profile) but I haven’t taken it that far yet. I did add some color coding, to indicate the frequency and level of involvement I have at each site. (Click the image to see the whole thing.)

Ben Ullman's social map

Oh crap. Now that I’m contributing to this site, I may have to add it on my map. 😉

There’s a little bit more commentary on the original post on my blog.

Social Links For April 1/08

Like I said in my post yesterday and will continue to say: this is a user-run site.  I don’t have the time to actually post to it on a daily basis, although I can post your social graphs if you wish.  What I will try to do is post links to all the relevant posts to social graphing/mapping I come across daily.  So for today:

Good reading!