Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Visualizing Friendships Using Facebook's Social Graph

Paul Butler, a Facebook developer looks at a data visualization exploring the locality of friends.

"When the data is the social graph of 500 million people, there are a lot of lenses through which you can view it. One that piqued my curiosity was the locality of friendship. I was interested in seeing how geography and political borders affected where people lived relative to their friends. I wanted a visualization that would show which cities had a lot of friendships between them."

Read more and find a high res image here:

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