Nov 30, 2009
White House Visitors
Recently, the White House revealed who has visited with members of the Obama Administration and when and how long that occurred.
Above is a network map of the who visited with whom in the White House: Visitor --> Visited. The larger the node, the more visitors received. POTUS is short for President of the United States. The links show only the smaller meetings of less than 1 dozen people in attendance. Our assumption is that you have to be more important to be invited to a small, focused meeting than to a large general gathering. Small meetings tend to reveal personal or business relationships. As we now know, even fakesters can sneak into large social affairs.
There is more data with more connections to be mapped in the White House data, but this map shows what is going on in the thick of things.
Too bad previous administrations did not have the cojones to provide the voting public a peek into the workings of government. Glad to see data transparency on the march!
A more detailed view of all of the players...