Graphical Insularity

"the bloggers we like to think of as bigwigs (e.g. mrbrown, cowboy caleb, xiaxue, among others) arenít actually all that well connected in the bigger picture."

Elias Deodati shows a marvellous graphical display of the blogoshpere with the self-referential world of Singapore as a series of little red dots... Nice to know your place out of in the world, eh?

[Truly, I actally typed "insular" instead of "/blockquote" at the end of that quoted paragraph above. Funny how the mind works.]


On a related topic, from Cory Doctorow, I note that I only recognize two names from Forbes list of 25 Web Celebs of 2006. One of them is Doctorow's, the other... guess.

Predictably Interestingly, not one of them is Singaporean.

Many of the "celebs" are listed as 'political bloggers'.

What does that mean in South-East Asia?

Oh that's right, unemployment or jail.



Posted by: expat@large on Jan 30, 07 | 6:01 am | Profile


And is this wonderful blog on this chart?

Posted by: Indiana on Jan 30, 07 | 9:20 am

The data is from mid 2005, when E@L was only moderately world famous and influenza, I mean influential.

Posted by: expat@large on Jan 30, 07 | 11:31 am

But if you go to the original site at, you can look for me...

Posted by: expat@large on Jan 30, 07 | 11:35 am


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