Visualising My Facebook Network Clusters by Ashris Choudhury
The project is a network visualization of my Facebook friends – each one of the 2300 friends is represented as a node with size proportional to the number of messages exchanged between me and them. Nodes are connected based on whether they are friends on Facebook. A force directed algorithm then simulates physics based attraction and repulsion of the nodes, i.e. the nodes who are friends attract and the ones that aren't friends repel - splitting the whole network into clusters that represent the different contexts of my life - such as 'School', 'College', 'Family', 'Work' automatically without any explicit information about the people. This project demonstrates how powerful network analysis can be to see how our network is shaped and how closely knit they are.