Sociograph 2.0

An idea that has been brewing for some time…


http://apps.facebook.com/sociograph/

The 1.0 version was clunky, in Java, and relied on me racking my brain to figure out how everybody I knew was connected and entering the data manually. Day after day I would add to the dataset, until I finally realized that I was becoming obsessive and I had to stop, as the job was neverending. If we were even acquainted in 2002 you are probably in there…


http://forresto.com/oldsite/interactive/sociograph/sociograph.html

But now it is 2008 and we have fun things like APIs to play with. The only data that I can get to easily to connect people is groups, but I would like this to have more connections graphed. The connections are shallower than my hand-coded graph, but infinitely broader.

I need 5 people to add it in order to release it into the wild, so if you think it is at all neat please do. All suggestions welcome, of course.