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18th Century Social Networks

Now this is a very cool thing to do with library archives and repositories!

Infographic: What Were Social Networks Like, for Great Minds Like Newton and Voltaire?

“An interactive project from Stanford uses 55,000 letters to map the “social graph” of 300-year-old literati — including giant thinkers such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Linnaeus, and Newton.”

Tracking 18th-century “social network” through letters (2.5 minutes)


Posted on: November 20, 2010, 3:21 pm Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Wendy Reynolds said

    Data visualization has only recently crept into my awareness. It’s a whole new literacy. An amazing way to reassess text. We need to learn this.