Those clever people at M.I.T. are busy trying to better the signal to noise ratio in chat rooms and newsgroups everwhere. Neat, although I can easily imagine the screen filling up with too many text bubbles overlapping one another. I went back and tried to resize the window, but that just made the Java applet wig out. Personally, I've never been able to able understand where information architects finnagle their conclusions out of such abstract pattern-based mapping techniques, but I would love to see a whole series of real-time public installations of just the colours and the shapes of the Network. see also Julia Lipman : Your online persona just got made over and further still New England School of Law Library : Search Reserve room by book colour via libnet