Ever wonder what your own personal network looks like? You are likely connected to many different groups (family, friends, community, work), but do you know how they are connected? Or are they connected at all? Are you the glue that connects these various groups?
- It gives you insight into your connections and their connections. For example, I happen to have a number of groups that I’m connected with. Some are work-related (Areté and Mentor Graphics), some are community-related (Thousand Oaks), some are from where I grew up (Brillion and Virden), and others are politically-related (Ross Perot). With this view of what’s called your social graph, you can see a view of who you are, based on looking at who you’re connected with.
- You learn about yourself. Getting your Facebook report through Wolfram|Alpha is kind of like looking in a different type of mirror. You get to see yourself through your own data; it can help you improve in areas where you want to see improvement – I even wrote a post about why it can be good to collect data on yourself.
- It’s fun. Viewing yourself in different ways can be interesting and fun! Sometimes it takes these different views to really understand who you are and how you got here.
Go to www.wolframalpha.com. It looks very much like the Google search page with a single bar for entering text
Type in “facebook report” or you can click on the stylized Facebook icon.
Wolfram|Alpha will then ask you to click “Analyze My Facebook Data”