February 04, 2003
Sebastian's post about his stats from discussion on php-dev led me to play with agora and his datacloud. I ran the datacloud in the visualizer, and split it up such that it was possible to see everyone on the cloud. My results are here.
It is clear to see who mails the most: Derick, Rasmus, Sascha and Ilia all are "relationship hubs". Wez, Sebastian, Andrei and Marcus also are at the top. There are others too: about ten or so developers make the top rankings of list posters.
This kind of relationship modelling is great for establishing a visualization of a community, whether it's via mailing lists or a blog network, webring, or any other kind of linked-society.