Mar 5, 2010 at 4:23 PM
Edited Mar 5, 2010 at 4:24 PM
This blog post may be useful:
My colleague at the Oxford Internet Institute, Bernie
Hogan, is working on tools that collect personal Facebook network data and visualize the connections among your friends.
Here is an example: http://twitpic.com/9rvfq
It provides a good illustration of the ways a person’s social network is clumped into clusters built around life phases, workplaces, educational institutions, teams and locations. As people move through more of these stages of life during the Facebook
era (and often before) they accumulate these clusters.
Facebook or other contacts and friend management systems might want to leverage this clustering to organize the presentation of contact information streams.
Bernie just announced on
the SOCNET list that he has updated his script for
downloading your Facebook network to GUESS or UCInet file
1. Its faster. (Presently orders of magnitude faster than Nexus, Touchgraph or ORA).
2. It gives nice feedback during the download.
3. It has less bugs!
4. It gives you the output as a file you can right-click and save rather than copy-paste.
5. IDs are names.”
Bernie writes that phase two of his project is underway. You can see Bernie’s page describing phase two at the following link:http://mysocnet.oii.ox.ac.uk/fb/namegen4preview.php
Bernie is planning a January 2010 release, and plans to demo at the Sunbelt social network analysis conference in Italy in 2010.