Thursday, May 5, 2011

Facebook Data Visualization- Amazing!

Want to see what 10 million Facebook friends looks like, then check out this data visualization.  Paul Butler, and engineering intern at Facebook, took a sample of 10 million friendships from the Facebook database and mapped the geo-locations of each friend.  The results are stunning as is the quality of the image.  Click on the image in the article to get a hi-res version.  The amazing piece is there is no underlying map, but result of these connections created the illusion of a map.  Definitely worth checking out.

Read the article.

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