MySpace.viz | Tracking visual conversations in social networks

MySpace.viz begun as a collaborative project CommenTree between four undergraduate Visual Arts UCSD students in a Spring 2008 class taught by Lev Manovich. The project uses the data from MySpace collected by UCSD graduate student Derek Lomas and other researchers at UCSD in July 2006. The data collectedconsists from 1,094,000 users comments collected from 32,000 separate MySpace pages. CommenTree visualizes the dynamics of user interactions using a subset of this data.

Kyle Gowen (one of the original developers of CommenTree) is currently taking the project further in collaboration with Software Studies.

CommenTree web site

CommenTree is included in collection.

A snapshot from CommenTree dynamic visualization