Social Chromatography

We expect some pages to be more mobile in the federation than others. With statistically significant flows between neighborhoods we will have the opportunity to separate ideas from their carriers based on affinities that we need not know in advance.

We have already separated our hypertext into two graphs: the site structure and the link structure. These are analogous to the mobile phase and the stationary phase in chromatography. wikipedia

We have already tagged each element of every page with a code that simplifies detection and correlation of net flows and rates. We encourage a writing style of atomic paragraphs eschewing transition conventions of less dynamic media.

We will explore the metaphorical productivity of chromatography, electrophoresis and spectroscopy in our ongoing graph analysis of pages and their journals.

It is possible through the study of large populations we will uncover properties applicable to individual encounters but previously hidden due to accidental circumstance.