City-like Network Visualization
Eksito is an experiment in visualizing online communities that provides an interesting city effect by visual artist Alex Dragulescu. He created this for StackOverflow, Github, and Friendfeed. Unfortunately, the data is from 2012, so you won’t Moment of Geekiness on the Github visualization.
A graph layout algorithm arranges users in 2D space based on their similarity. Cosine similarity is computed based on the users’ network (Friendfeed), collaborate, watch, fork and follow relationships (Github), or based on the tags of posts contributed by users (StackOverflow). The height of each user represents the normalized value of the user’s Pagerank (Github, Friendfeed) or their reputation points (StackOverflow).