Using this methodology, and by only starting with a single seed word – “volcano” – creator Kyle Gabler now manages to display nice networks like the one above. “This isn’t academically rigorous or anything,” Kyle disclaims on the About page, but it might well be one of those “80% working” things that end up being extremely useful (like the concept of Wikipedia is an “80% working” thing, and it nevertheless turns out great).
What might be nice is if in the future, when the site has grown, one could start to work in a “neighborhood of expertise” (e.g. I could pick “Google” and then start out with the 1000 closest terms in that field).
Note that I’ve sometimes received a “This Account Has Exceeded Its CPU Quota” message, so I’m not sure it will load right for you...
[Via Andy Baio.]
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