Interactive Reddit Story Graph

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006

Just for fun I've created a visualization of articles submitted to Reddit. It presents a dynamic graph starting from the 'hottest' stories of the moment and lets you build up a more complex structure by adding related stories.

Rectangles represent articles and each one has a circle connected to it that shows the user name of the person who submitted it. You can add new articles to the graph related to an existing one by hovering over it and clicking when it is expanded. You can also add more submitted by a given user by clicking on user nodes. A right-click (or space bar) on an expanded article will open that document in a new browser window. Dark red stories have a high Reddit score and white stories a low score.

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Note that I'm not affiliated with Reddit at all. I would like to thank them publicly for building such an interesting application.

This was created with Processing, a free java-based development tool. The application relies heavily on the Traer Physics Library to simulate the particle motion under connecting springs. Thanks !

If you are interested in Reddit you might enjoy my previous article - Characteristics of Top Reddit Submissions. For another example of a Processing application see - Topic Flowers.


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