Below is an experiment in using client side image mapping to creat an interactive map of the blogosphere. The idea is pretty straight forward - browse the graph with the mouse (note the URL associated with a node - i.e. a blog - in your browser) and click to visit the blog. This is taken directly from an idea from SOB.
Note that the map below was generated from data created for the WWE 2006 Workshop, and is from June 2005. Consequently, there may be links to blogs that don't exist any more - unlikely but possible. Note also that the map differs from others presented in the Mapping the Blogosphere Gallery in that I have used a higher threshold to define relationships between blogs (requiring 2 or more citations, not just 1). I did this to reduce the size of the graph for the purpose of tihs initial experiment.
To get started, simply mouse over some area and get oriented (the big orange node/blog is BoingBoing, for example). From there, drift around and click through. Depending on how things go, I will consider putting up a larger map of this and other communities.