three from mefi

I know someone who’s going to enjoy these three links from MetaFilter very, very much …

  • “They Rule is a website that allows you to create maps of the interlocking directories of the top 100 companies in the US in 2001. The data is static, so it is fast becoming out of date, as companies merge and disappear and directors shift boards. A second version of They Rule is planned, and has been started. No completion date is set, though it will hopefully appear sometime mid 2004.”
  • Political Friendster: “Political Friendster is a parody of the social network Friendster. It allows a visualization of the connections between players in the political game.” Registering allows you to add new people to the database. Brilliant.
  • Disinfopedia: “[A] collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests.”

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