December 26, 2003

As of 1:00pm on Friday, December 26, my Friendster network viewed several tiers (friend of a friend, etc.) deep looks something like this:

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Red = me
Green = people I met in high school
Orange = people I met in college
Purple = people I met in grad. school
Blue = people I met everywhere else

Fun fact: I have 2nd tier contacts who are friends, even though the 1st tier contacts have never met, and have probably never been within 500 miles of eachother. I guess that's the beauty of Friendster.

If you'd like to make your own Friendster map, you'll find the tools and a brief explanation on this page. So that you have an idea of how to add formatting (like color), the neato file I used to generate the graph is here, and the relevant documentation is here.

PS - I'm fascinated by social mapping, so if anyone else makes one of these, I'd love to see it.

Posted on December 26, 2003 11:00 PM

Orange is in the hizOuse! We're all over your scene.

Posted by: Jolie on December 27, 2003 11:58 AM

Partly, that's because you guys are the only ones to really get into Friendster.
But it's also because you rock out with your lox out.

Posted by: Jacob on December 27, 2003 12:26 PM

jacob, next time you're in my neck of the woods remind me to show you the incest chart we made once of who-all made out in high school. it's mighty complex. also, icky.

Posted by: didofoot on December 28, 2003 11:09 AM

You made a high school incest chart?! Icky indeed! I hope you at least used bright, fragrant markers to compensate for the lack of wholesomeness.

Posted by: robyn on December 28, 2003 11:55 AM

i bet you're on it too, robyn. certainly ash is.

Posted by: michele on December 28, 2003 01:13 PM