I want to be able to map visually how citations of a common academic article are linked in other ways.
I'm looking for a visual connecting and mapping system like Gnod
but for academic references.
Say for instance Jo Bloggs writes a very important article about online communities. Searching for academic articles about online communities, Google scholar shows Jo Bloggs' article first in the list, and notes that 100 people have cited her. John Smith, Kelly Brown and Kim Jones also have written good stuff and they follow her in the list.
I would like to see a visual mapping system that puts Jo Bloggs and her article in the centre, and surrounds her either wtih Smith, Brown and Jones OR with those people who have cited her article (which may well include Smith, Brown and Jones, of course).
Is there anything out there that does that? One of the reasons I want to see this is because I can not think of a reasonable analog way to track the citations of the citations of a work which has 160 known citations. Or hopefully in better English, if Bloggs has 160 citations, I'd like to see the next most important or most quoted article (and several layers down) about the same topic that also cites Bloggs, and the most quoted other authors.
It needn't be free, but it should be quite cheap. Is there anything that does this? Remember, visual connections,
not just lists. And quoting Clyde Mnestra about
LivePlasma, it should be able to"re-center the web
by clicking on another displayed [academic] you liked"