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VISUALIZING FRIENDSHIPS

VISUALIZING FRIENDSHIPS

Facebook intern and data cruncher, Paul Butler, decided to embark on the ambitious task of rendering the connections between a sample that represents the site's 500 Million-plus users. After a few mathematical adjustments and visual tweaks, the results of his work were made available–and the picture is quite telling! Paul puts it best when he states, "what really struck me, though, was knowing that the lines didn't represent coasts or rivers or political borders, but real human relationships." Alas, the Internet and social networking continue to amaze!

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[via CNN Business]

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