When we read a text, we normally follow it in quite a linear fashion: from left to right, from top to bottom. Even when we skim articles quickly online, the trajectory is still the same. However, this is not the most efficient method of reading: in the age of hypertext we tend to create our own narratives using the bits and pieces from different sources.
As a response to this challenge we at Nodus Labs developed a new free online software tool Textexture.Com, which visualizes any text as a network and enables the user to use this interactive visualization to read through the text in a non-linear fashion.
Suppose you’re just starting out on Tumblr. How to build your audience in the most efficient way? Obviously, you would want to reach the people who belong to the communities that would be more likely to repost the kind of content. It’s even better if you can also find the main hubs. Using a bit of network data mining and Gephi visualization tool all this can be done in a few minutes and we’ll show you how.
re:publica is “Germany’s largest and most prominent conference on the future of our society and all things digital”. This year’s theme is action and will focus on how digital technologies bring people together to affect social and political change.