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Facebook Visualiser
Author(s):
Sebastian Van Sande
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2007
URL:
http://vansande.org/facebook/visualiser/
Project Description:
Visualiser is a tool to graphically explore your facebook social network. You can use it to see how all your contacts are connected to each other, and in the process disclose unknown common friends. Other FOAF (friend-of-a-friend) disclosure would be interesting, but unfortunately, the Facebook API doesn't include this important bit of data.

The tool allows filtering your network by Gender and Relationship Status (single, engaged, etc). You can also choose to see the inner connections of your facebook network and play with the distance between nodes (friends).

Comments (3):
it works well initially but after a few times playing around the links don't show and it begins to get messy and go out of frames. good aplication though. good work sebastian.

Posted by ram on May 28, 2008 at 8:15 AM (GMT)

Great work Sebastian. It is through watching this application that I understand how the friend of friend idea works. Pity I cannot explore those non-friends that belong to my current friends.

Posted by KANG Ghee Keong on Feb 13, 2009 at 7:06 AM (GMT)

One thing I realised while trying to write my own, it is really slow! The difference between checking for 1 friend and listing all the 500 friends' friends take so long. Interesting. Any suggestions on how to improve the speed?

Posted by KANG Ghee Keong on Feb 13, 2009 at 7:50 AM (GMT)

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