Get your friends round on Friend Wheel

I long wanted to uncover a mechanism for seeing which of my friends/contacts is connected to which others on LinkedIn, but the site just makes it to hard - you have to go through each one individually and there is no way I'm even going to try doing it manually.

So it was with some delight that I came across Friend Wheel, which maps the connections that you have on Facebook and their links to each other. Mine is below.

As you can see, my Facebook contacts clearly split into so notable clusters (or none at all).

What a fabulous tool for a bunch of reasons
- when planning a party, you can easily see who already knows who.
- you can see relationships you perhaps never knew existed
- you might introduce friends to each other who you think would hit it off

C'mon LinkedIn, kindly keep up.

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posted by John Wilson @ 10:42 PM Permanent Link newsvine reddit


At 11:01 PM, Blogger wheatgerm said...

nice picture

At 9:33 AM, Blogger Hawkeye said...

The idea behind this app is around 20 years old. I first saw this graphic approach to links then and one of the intended uses was to track criminal connections for police use. There were other more commercial targets as well, but it is interesting to see it reworked in this way. No doubt it will open the eyes of the Home Office and other security services (if not already in use) to the opportunity to track suspicious people via their online links in just the way described.

At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Mike Hedge said...

cool post


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