Sunday, March 18, 2007

Connectors, mavens, and salesmen.

"And I'd like to thank the Academy and , of course, Malcolm Gladwell, without whom the concepts of social networks would never have reached a, ahem, tipping point."

What am I talking about? xigiviz - The latest cool visualization and social network mapping tool launched at xigi. Check this out.

Good luck to these folks as they take this show on the road. They are making the case that connections and networks across and among the entities involved in social investment, social finance, philanthropy, and microenterprise can strengthen the sector, strengthen the tools, and help improve the world. The cool thing - as a platform xigi both shows the networks and makes them happen which then makes them stronger which then makes them grow, etc. etc. - ah, networks.

1 comment:

Gayle said...

Hi Lucy,

You've probably already come across the Enron Explorer before (, but some of your readers might enjoy this use of social mapping software.

Really blew my mind the first time I saw it. Enjoy.

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