Wikisway: visualize connections

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February 13, 2013 by Krisi

I’ve recently became a beta tester for a new start-up and decided to share it with you. It’s name is Wikisway and it offers visualization of information of how people, places and things are connected.

The first available option of the product is to search through Crunchbase and see visualizations of how investors, founders, and companies are connected. Wikisway

Wikisway combines two very hot topics lately – big data and the visualization of data – and it does it through nice patterned visual cues that are easy to follow and to notice relationships. Furthermore, if you are user, you can edit connections that were previously unknown.

What I especially like about the start-up is that for them presentation is important in order for people to understand the meaning of the data behind the graph.  All of this is achieved in a supreme user-friendly manner, which does not require you to know how to write queries or extract info from databased. Just plain old simple search and then click.

Another great part is that you can do a search and then share it with your social networks or send it as an email, which is helpful especially for research purposes with many collaborators.

Try it out, I love it – you can even visualize your personal network (only Facebook for now, more coming).

 


2 comments »

  1. Krisi, thanks for a great review. We're happy to hear that you found the site easy to use and understand; most importantly useful. Creating attractive visualizations that help users (& their friends) digest information is definitely our goal. Loved your comment on using Wikisway as a collaborative tool!

    Grace Andrews

    Wikisway – Cofounder & Communications Lead

    • Krisi says:

      Grace,
      thanks for the comment.

      If the service is good and serves a great purpose (seeing connections) it should be shared with the rest of the world. You have great idea for Wikisway. I am for sure going to continue using it and can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve :)

      Krisi

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