This cool app called Nexus Friend Grapher displays how the commonalities between your friends on Facebook and show you which friends you have the most in common with. How does it work? I’ll let the creator himself, Ivan Kozik, explain it, but check out my spring graph above and my radial graph below. Try it out yourself, or add me as a friend on Facebook and I’ll invite you into my graph.
Vanina chose to group similar services together and use colors to differentiate them by the amount of time she spends using them. Purple services are used by Vanina everday, orange services are used approximately once per week and blue services are used on an infrequent basis.
Here’s Trevor Smith’s social map. Trevor says, “I may be a little different than a lot of people because I carve out large chunks of my day when I’m unattached to all social media. I find that alternating between casting a wide information net and focused work without interruption keeps me interested and connected with the world but still productive on more linear projects.”
Definitely interesting that Trevor is actually able to maintain a “linear” focus in a web world that’s anything but linear!
Loic Le Meur just pointed me in the direction of his Seesmic du Jour video from yesterday where he discussed the social map conversation he sparked on the web over the weekend. Some pretty interesting insights. Not only will news find you in this day and age, but I’d argue it isn’t really news until its discussed, dissected and analyzed by the blogosphere. It’s interesting that traditional journalism is so threatened by new media, when in fact it’s job is even more important now that it was 50 years ago. All because traditional journalism still kicks off the conversation a majority of the time.