April 01, 2004

Social software invades politics 

posted by Paul Smith @ 4:07 PM
Stanford's Political Friendster combines regular Friendster's innovative six-degrees web technology with regular Friendster's annoying lag times with … politics! Actual, it's pretty fascinating and has a fairly comprehensive inventory of major and minor political entities, from the the Carlyle Group to Ralph Nader to Christopher Hitchens. There's also a cool visualization tool that let's you map the connections between these players; it reminded me of that Flash app from a few years back that mapped out the connections between corporate CEOs. Perfect for both your tin-foil hat and early adopter sets.

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