My Social Universe

My Facebook Universe

My Facebook Universe

It might seem a little egocentric, but I thought this was rather cool. After wading knee-deep in Facebook code for the last few days, I came across some nice little tools. As with 90% of Facebook apps, it is debatable as to whether they are considered “useful” or not, but the power of this social media platform is abundant.

Take this application for example. Using an easy to use Java interface, you can get a visual snapshot of your online social network. I’ve only got as far as displaying all my friends according to location; in my case, predominantly from my hometown of Bristol, England and university town of Aberystwyth, Wales. There is also a strengthening contingent from the US (in the bottom left of the image, above).

So, this is my very own social universe. All they need to do is to make this 3D and rotate dynamically and it really will be like having my very own planetarium of Facebook friends :-)

Ok, ok, I’m getting back to the space science writing now

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2 responses to “My Social Universe

  1. I think this is so true, tool. The word Tool is used and Social Media is a great place to use tools. I use Facebook and the tool I use is “Get Facebook Friends” anyway possible. I buy, use auto tools and just the old fashion way be active on Facebook.

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