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ManyEyes: a Site for Visualization at Internet Scale
November/December 2007 (vol. 13 no. 6)
pp. 1121-1128
Fernanda B. Viegas, IEEE Computer Society
Frank van Ham, IEEE Computer Society
We describe the design and deployment of Many Eyes, a public web site where users may upload data, create interactive visualizations, and carry on discussions. The goal of the site is to support collaboration around visualizations at a large scale by fostering a social style of data analysis in which visualizations not only serve as a discovery tool for individuals but also as a medium to spur discussion among users. To support this goal, the site includes novel mechanisms for end-user creation of visualizations and asynchronous collaboration around those visualizations. In addition to describing these technologies, we provide a preliminary report on the activity of our users.

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Index Terms:
Visualization, World Wide Web, Social Software, Social Data Analysis, Communication-Minded Visualization.
Citation:
Fernanda B. Viegas, Martin Wattenberg, Frank van Ham, Jesse Kriss, Matt McKeon, "ManyEyes: a Site for Visualization at Internet Scale," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 1121-1128, Nov.-Dec. 2007, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2007.70577
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