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BuddyZoo - AOL Instant Messenger analysis
Author(s):
Adam D'Angelo
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2005
URL:
http://www.buddyzoo.com/
Project Description:
BuddyZoo is a visualization analysis tool that maps AIM buddy lists in order to detect a series of patterns. Here's how it works: Users submit their AIM buddy lists to buddyzoo.com, and then the application runs all kinds of analysis on the data, letting users:

- Find out which buddies they have in common with their friends.
- Measure how popular they are.
- Detect cliques they're part of.
- See a visualization of their Buddy List.
- View their Prestige, computed in a similar manner as Google's PageRank.
- See the degrees of separation between different screen-names.

Comments (2):
This is really good, slightly ahead of its time- the time is now! What are you working on? Do you have a Flash demonstartion of Buddy Zoo? I'm developing a global website of this sort, and have been researching the web for good designers/developers in this area. best, Kate

Posted by kate on Jul 11, 2007 at 5:02 PM (GMT)

kate, The author of this was the CTO of facebook since its beginning, though he left the company yesterday (May 11, 2008) You must have a good eye for programmers, as he is clearly one of the very best around. Justin

Posted by Justin Ross on May 12, 2008 at 2:49 PM (GMT)

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