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1 Facebook Social Network Mapping Visualization By Lourdes Chang

2 Contents Introduction Social Networks Facebook background Synthetic Data Application description Demo Related Work Future Work Conclusion

3 Introduction “A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world” (Lois Wyse) “Show me your friends and I will show you your future” (John Kuebler)

4 Social Networks Classmates.com Friendster mySpace LinkedIn Twitter Xanga Facebook Etc.

5 Facebook More than 400 million active users Average user has 130 friends About 70% of Facebook users are outside of the United States [1] “Statistics | Facebook”

6 Facebook address Interests Activities Notes Birthday Photos/Videos Education history Relationship status Events/Social gatherings Religion Groups that they belong to Friend list Hometown/Current location Website

7 Synthetic Data Database All cities in the United States Longitude and latitude Geocoder (Google Maps API) Create test files XML

8 Synthetic Data

9 Algorithm Base One person is the host “friend”, has x friends His friends are known as friend[0], friend[1],….,friend[x] (base string) Friends of friends Select one friend, has y friends Base string + [.] + [0,1,….,y]

10 Synthetic Data

11 Application description Contains Map with sidebar (Google Maps API) Control buttons Map interactions Two graphs Pie (Bluff library) Bar (HTML-Graphs) HyperTree (JavaScript Visualization Toolkit) Tree interactions

12 Demo

13 Related Work Vizster Friendster Facebook API Too long Permissions

14 Future Work Coupling and decoupling map and HyperTree Calculate how many people fall under a certain range (radial) Other information other than location

15 Conclusion No real data, no real conclusion Universal web application XML file

16 References [1] “Statistics | Facebook” [2] Sweeny, Charles. “List of Cities and Countries” [3] Belmonte, Nicolas Garcia. “JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit - Interactive Data Visualizations for the Web” [4] Mani, Venkat. “Google Map – Facebook Mashup!!!” [5] Williams, Mike. “Google Map API Tutorial” [6] “MarkerClusterer for V3”. v3.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/markerclusterer/docs/reference.html [7] Veness, Chris. “Calculate distance, bearing and more between Latitude/Longitude points”. [8] Tentler, Gerd. “Gerry’s Script Library”. [9] Boyd, Danah. Heer, Jeffrey. “Vizster | Visualizing online social networks” [10] Boyd, Danah, Ellison Nicole B. “Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship” [11] Facebook.


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