Great post by Josh Cotone over at ReadWriteWeb that covers a recent effort to visualize the Social Web by Andrew Shuttleworth. The map he created must be seen to be believed.
Here’s an excerpt of the post:
“Data portability will allow users to theoretically mashup and interact with all of their social media information from a single place. While that won’t cut down the number of sites and services tugging at our attention, it does promise to make managing that attention vastly easier. Shuttleworth points to services like Profilactic and Plaxo Pulse that are already attempting to bring our online social lives under a single umbrella.”
I highly recommend checking out the full post along with the map. Way cool.
Also, not surprisingly, I recommend also Andrew’s original post!
Additional commentary here.