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StackOverflow and Github Visualized As Cities 45

Posted by Soulskill
from the have-your-neighbor-committed dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Ekisto is an interactive network visualization of three online communities: StackOverflow, Github and Friendfeed. Ekisto tries to map our online habitats using graph algorithms and the city as a metaphor. A graph layout algorithm arranges users in 2D space based on their similarity. Cosine similarity is computed based on the users' network (Friendfeed), collaborate, watch, fork and follow relationships (Github), or based on the tags of posts contributed by users (StackOverflow). The height of each user represents the normalized value of the user's Pagerank (Github, Friendfeed) or their reputation points (StackOverflow)."
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StackOverflow and Github Visualized As Cities

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  • by rebelwarlock (1319465) on Sunday December 08, 2013 @12:37AM (#45630767)
    It's just a bunch of grey pillars, some of which have avatars plastered on top. Even in query mode, all you can get are usernames. What is the significance of the clustering? How do the different tags affect it? With the lack of information provided, they could have actually just pulled this entire visualization out of their asses and it wouldn't have made a difference.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 08, 2013 @01:54AM (#45631009)

    What? I participate in a couple systems-level code projects at Github and recognize none of your comments. Selection bias, perhaps.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 08, 2013 @06:45AM (#45631661)

    Absolute crap - just because tools might get used in ways you don't like doesn't make them inherently bad - that goes for languages and websites alike.

    Are you honestly trying to suggest that SourceForge has worked out well? Look at it - it's virtually impossible to find your way to anything useful, everything is cluttered, and it doesn't offer the things people want and need. GitHub's social stuff isn't even why people use it - it's useful and fun, so sure, people like it because of that, but people use it because it makes opening up your code painless - for you and for everyone else.

    SO is likewise a great resource. Yes, some people post for rep, but is that an issue, really? Crap stuff gets pushed down and the good stuff gets pushed up. I've not seen anyone successfully push 'best practices' that were not legitimately good ideas. If you think otherwise, feel free to vote that stuff down and post your own answers.

    Your post in short 'WAAAHHHH THINGS HAVE CHANGED AND I DON'T LIKE IT' - grow the fuck up.

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