A data visualization experiment using my own Facebook network data.
Recently I stumbled upon a few open source tools that gave me an idea for a design experiment. Not long ago I found a way to extract key FB data as CSV or DB files. I then took these tables and combined them into another data viz tool. Using some import plugins and a fair amount of tweaks I brought my own network to life in these data visualizations.
While most of these are eye candy, the process allowed me to see my connections in entirely new ways. At a glance I could see clusters around geography or quickly identify friends who had no other associations whatsoever.