A graph connecting everyone on Wikipedia based on their influences.
Size: larger nodes have more connections to other nodes and so ‘influenced’ them more.
Color: Communities of thinkers arise by looking at ‘modularity’ within the network. This highlights, comedians, philosophers, novelists, authors, painters as individual subnetworks. These are then bridge by other luminaries between networks.
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