The above picture depicts a "weblog conversation" in a certain community (see Lilia's overview for more and background).
To somewhat appreciate the picture (called the "big one" by Lilia), if that is possible, the following information might be useful.
- Each grey box is a weblog conversation, the bigger the box the more posts are part of the conversation. The conversation at upper-left has been opened up to illustrate that grey boxes are complex by themselves.
- Coloured boxes are posts that link to a conversation, but are not part of it because it is a self-link. Conversations, by definition are not with oneself :-). Each blogger has her own colour.
- Coloured links between conversations link one conversation to another using a self-link.
For an interpretation we have to wait until Lilia's thesis is finished. I'm particularly interested in the cover art :-).