A long time ago, some of you may recall I was working on something I refered to as that "tribal map" thingy. Well after many fruitless hours/days/weeks trying to work out how to represent the data, I had a sudden brainwave.
I've decided to view it as a trust metric problem. It seems to give surprisingly good results. Due to the bias towards folk who would probably be classed as "my tribe", it's does display quite a heavy emphasis on that one. I'm sure with more input, it'll look more interesting too.
It still uses OpenID to work out if you really are who you say you are on here, so don't be surprised if it takes you to a page that looks like LJ when you log in. Cos it really is LJ just checking that you're happy with my stuff knowing you're you. To which the answer is yes...or else you'll not be able to take part in this little bit of research.
(I seem to be making good use of my "thinking" icon today :)