Why SpicyNodes? Because Computers are Dumb!

March 26th, 2010

We’re often asked, Why SpicyNodes? The Web contains a flood of information, and people can discover virtually anything about any topic at any time. The point is well taken, but from our perspective, traditional ways of finding information on the Web can be either cumbersome or frustrating. How many times have you tried to find that elusive nugget of information, only to be stymied by irrelevant results or get sucked into the vortex of browsing and clicking? Seconds turn into minutes, and before you know it an hour has passed, without knowing more than when you started.

Great Adaptations: Transforming Web Content into a Nodemap

March 10th, 2010

SpicyNodes can be used for many different purposes – from sitemaps and concept maps to highly technical visualizations and creative poetry. I’ve had the privilege of working on what might be called, for lack of a better term, content portals. It’s an exciting, exacting, and sometimes exasperating process of adapting existing narrative web content into nodemap form. (You can check out the four nodemaps I’ve adapted by visiting Daylight Saving Time, Poetry through the Ages, and Calendars through the Ages.)

Welcome to the SpicyNodes Blog!

March 2nd, 2010

Welcome to the SpicyNodes blog, where we’ll be putting a cool twist on visualizing information. If you haven’t tried SpicyNodes yet, you don’t want to miss out. You can register for a free individual membership [http://www.spicynodes.org/signup.html] and, within a few minutes, you can start adding zest to your own blog, to your concept maps, or to your sitemap.