Facebook Friendships Visualized

By on December 14, 2010
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How geography and political borders affect where people live relative to their friends


Paul Butler, an intern on Facebook’s data infrastructure engineering team is probably about to get tons of Friendship requests. This is what he did:

“I was interested in seeing how geography and political borders affected where people lived relative to their friends. I wanted a visualization that would show which cities had a lot of friendships between them.”

And what he came up with, was this fascinating image.

Click here to read the rest of his story.


Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of tbreak.com and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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