Thanks to Phil Bradley for the alert on this search visualisation tool.
TouchGraph is a Java application that loads into your browser window and displays the networks and connections in your data or a search results list. There are three free demos that tie into Google, Amazon and Facebook. I found the last two very cumbersome to use and limited in their usefulness but the Google one is worth a try. You type in your keywords or a URL and Google’s results are presented as groups of interconnected ‘blobs’. You can zoom in and out, hide or expand individual groupings and filter results, although I must admit to not having yet mastered the last feature.
An interesting way to explore search results but I still prefer Cluuz‘s visualisation of web based data. I may find TouchGraph more useful for looking at connections and relationships within my locally held information so I have signed up for a TouchGraph Navigator trial.