Treemaps of usenet

I found this project extremely fascinating: how to visualize graphically conversation undergoing on public forums. Here Andrew Fiore et. al. decided to relate the area of a square to the number of messages in a particular forum. Suddenly the picture becomes a fractal showing the complexity of our world coming out from a simple set of instruction, in the same fashion of Wolfram’s New Kind of Science.

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