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look what I got yesterday...

Fremont, California - A Portal clicks into another MindMap!Concord , CA - A Portal clicks into another MindMap!Concord , CA - A Portal clicks into another MindMap!San Diego , CA - A Portal clicks into another MindMap!A Portal clicks into another MindMap!Indianapolis, Indiana - A Portal clicks into another MindMap!A Portal clicks into another MindMap!Los Angeles , CA - A Portal clicks into another MindMap!Oxford, United Kingdom - A Portal clicks into another MindMap!Manchester, United Kingdom - A Portal clicks into another MindMap!Seattle, Washington - A Portal clicks into another MindMap!A Portal clicks into another MindMap!KansasPennsylvaniaNear Spalding, Lincolnshire, United KingdomThunder Bay, CanadaUnited StatesNorton, MassachusettsAltoona, PennsylvaniaWink, TexasBoston, MassachusettsWaterloo, Ontario, Canada

It's supposed to show how tightly-woven certain groups of your friends are. When I looked at it I noticed certain groups just popping right out, so I made an image sort of blotting the borders:

It's interesting. I really wonder what mine would have looked like last year, or a year from now. The key group around me is the spacefem.com forum members, which makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It looks like my real-life friends are on a tier under that... sort of grouped in the lower left (pink).

I joined livejournal several years ago kinda through the she-net clique and the #beos IRC channel, and those aren't my "key" groups anymore if you believe what this map says. I guess I do. both groups have changed a lot. it makes me wonder what my forum group will look like in three years. There are members who are still really active, who've already been around over a year. I wonder if we'll how long it'll all keep up.

it could be really cool.


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May. 21st, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC)
where did you get it? a friend of mine has a really elaborate theory along these lines. no way could i explain it all here. he kind of thinks that places in cities will kinda fall into groups like how you highlighted. according to cliques that frequent those places. and people who frequent kind of the same places will find each other in OTHER cities as a result. kind of contributes to the 'small world phenomenon. and total strangers you meet in these same places will have common knowledge of the same places you do, even though you have never met.

did i make no sense? sorry. i'm really interested in where you got that. pretty please?

mlah (http://mlah.redpin.com)
May. 22nd, 2004 12:31 am (UTC)
map your e-mind
I think you can order one on http://ljmindmap.com/ -- so easy to use, no wonder it's #1!

I'm an lj newbie, so my mindmap looks like a midget spider's web-- not quite as exciting as seasoned peeps' intricate latticework. (my freng)The guy who programmed this killed a bazooka-wielding insurgent with his bare hands during Operation Vietnam Freedom, according to a willfull misinterpretation I've made of his lj.

Yours in Discordia,
Archduke Purginand
May. 21st, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC)
I'm getting discouraged. I don't see my user name on that map! *pouts*
May. 22nd, 2004 09:08 am (UTC)
I'm not on it either! Gah!
May. 22nd, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC)
it might be a mutual friends thing... I think most people on there are friends with more of my other friends, but that's just my suspicion.
May. 21st, 2004 08:57 pm (UTC)
I'm on your outer-fringes! Eeeeeeh.

How the heck did Season get stuck in your HS area??
May. 22nd, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)
i'm not sure - season and aliki both are she-netters who got stuck in islands of their own. i guess they're just freaks.
May. 22nd, 2004 11:17 am (UTC)
Ah, didn't realize that Season was a She-netter. I just grouped her w/ the rest of us Sexilicious pervs and called it a day. Makes a little more sense when she's part of two groups (but not really near the Sexi group at all- she's drifted!)
May. 29th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
i guess i AM a freak.. who knew? :)
Jun. 1st, 2004 10:04 pm (UTC)
Ah, join the club ;) Even if you're a freak of another group, you're still our freak :D
May. 22nd, 2004 12:17 am (UTC)
totally awesome!
May. 22nd, 2004 12:29 am (UTC)
mindmaps are always inspirational and very unique to any individual, and its great how you know so much about online communities, you seem incredibly intelligent in every entry you make. thank you for the entry, you never cease to amaze me with your fun thoughts and cool views. :)

and thank you so much for adding me <3
May. 24th, 2004 01:05 am (UTC)

Spacefem, could you check spacefem.com's settings. I've been getting bounced e-mails to you (I tried three times on an old e-mail), and I can't access the domain at all from my home connection. I get 403 errors like crazy. Evidentally your domain (or host) is, for some reason, blocking houston.rr.com

Would be nice to access the spacefem content, again.
Many many thanks...
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May. 31st, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC)
it WAS a really cool forum! it's gone now. it was basically a bunch of people, mostly cool independent women, talking it up about sex. if I could find another one like it i'd be thrilled, but I haven't so far.
Mar. 9th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
if you find another forum like that, would you mind forwarding the link to me, too? I'd love to find something like that. thanks!
Aug. 8th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
i got one small question. since my map said i was in south carolina and im not even close to it. how can i change that?
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