Cisco blog cartel unveiled

By stretch | Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 2:04 p.m. UTC

In my daily perusal of I don't know how many Cisco and CCIE related blogs, I've noticed how many recursive links there are within the community. For example, one can follow a link from CCIE Pursuit to Layer 1 Transport to Arden Packeer to end up back at CCIE Pursuit. As is my nature, I set about mapping out this grassroots blog network with Graphviz. Here's what I have so far (click for the full view):

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What a mess. My apologies to those who haven't yet been included on the graph; as you can see, it has grown unwieldy rather quickly. I'll have to pursue some more structured method of graphing. Still it's neat to see how intertwined the community is.

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Brandon (guest)
April 29, 2008 at 4:15 p.m. UTC

I noticed the same thing. I just didn't want to say anything. Glad someone mapped it and I have to say, I really enjoy the fresh content on your blog. I've been blogging for a very short time, mostly for relaying information to my students, and I notice that I can often just direct them to an existing blog rather then blog it myself. Anyhow, thanks again! Brandon


Etherealmind (guest)
May 10, 2008 at 8:01 p.m. UTC

I suspect that because we all like the same things - community of interest and all that. There are not that many of us that are allowed to blog about our working lives (political correctness), and fewer still who have the motivation, talent and ego.

Or.... we are forming a evil ring of network experts to take over the interwebs and steal all the information in the world... mua muahahah hahahaha


Plausaquaps (guest)
October 1, 2008 at 6:33 p.m. UTC

Hello Nice site!

Bye

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