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Jon,

Great suggestion.  A couple of years ago I mapped VCs.  It pretty much gave
the same picture as board of director interlock analysis of northern
California startups, once you introduce VCs as organizations and filter out
large public companies.  I thought it was fascinating, however everyone I
showed it to either (a) had no use for the info, or (b) thought it was
obvious.  That's a problem with information visualization: it often just
makes the obvious apparent.  The northern Californian VC community is a
rather tight social net, and the only ones who care about it are in it.

The trick is to find a net that is useful but dynamic enough so that new
entrants would value a map.  A great example is Valdis Krebs's social net of
the Sept. 11 hijackers.
http://www.business2.com/articles/mag/0,1640,35253,FF.html
Since September, there are many people interested in "breaking into" that
net, and thus they value Krebs' map.

Other thoughts on net visualization?

Doug Bryan
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----- Original Message -----
From: jon schneider <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: ...mapping the Internet


> Valdis
>
> Really interesting what you have combined here.
>
> There is an element that you may be overlooking and that is venture
capital.
>
> If you look at the  firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
> A leading US Silicon valley VC firm.
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> http://www.kpcb.com/
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>
> They have interests in AOL and Sun  which are both hubs in your wheel.
>
> The rumour  is that the  Kleiner  Perkins  Network  may be larger than the
> Microsoft one.
>
> You might also want to look at  Benchmark Capital which has interests in
> ebay and  AOL
>
> http://www.benchmark.com/
>
> Finally I did not see Monster.com a large website for job seekers.
>
> http://www.monster.com
>
> Great work !!! Keep it going. !!
>
>
> Cheers
>
> Jon G Schneider
> 000|FIRST|TUESDAY|TORONTO
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>
>
> On 1/30/02 3:01 PM, "Valdis" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > FYI... I have updated my Internet Industry Partnerships network... now
at 222
> > nodes.
> >
> >  http://www.orgnet.com/netindustry.html
> >
> >
> > Valdis Krebs
> > [log in to unmask]
> > http://www.orgnet.com
> >
> >
> > "Ronald E. Rice" wrote:
> >>
> >> See http://mappa.mundi.net/map/
> >> and go down to "map of the month" articles.
> >>
> >