Facebook ecosystem

2007-08-27

in Geek stuff, Internet matters

Milan’s Facebook ecosystem

It is nearly always interesting to see complex data presented in a new way – particularly as a visualization. The way this one arose was actually very mathematical, based on equations for modeling the strength of electromagnetic fields.

The dense cluster on the left is a tangle of high school and undergrad. The much smaller grouping on the right is Wadham College, Oxford. All around the edges and bottom are relatively or entirely isolated people – evidence of how many people I meet and random and at a sufficient level to warrant a Facebook linkage.

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Milan August 27, 2007 at 11:58 pm

Here is a much higher resolution projection. It looks a bit like a fringed galaxy.

This visualization software was created by Steve Cholewiak.

Milan August 27, 2007 at 11:59 pm

In the big image, two more distinct clusters are visible: the Oxford M.Phil in International Relations class of 2007 and the Oxford University Walking Club.

Anon @ Wadh August 28, 2007 at 11:36 am

Who is that ‘Nina Ilnyckyj’ in the middle of the Wadham College group?

Anonymous August 30, 2007 at 4:30 pm
Anonymous August 30, 2007 at 4:30 pm

(Scroll down to ‘Milan Ilnyckyj’s Facebook Web’)

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