A Facebook Mapping Application that Doesn’t Suck

Friends Density (screenshot) The mapping applications for Facebook that appeared after the social-networking site opened up its API to developers generally sucked, in my opinion: they were rather lame user-plotted maps that didn’t do anything with data from your social network, which is the whole point, I think, of sites like Facebook. What I was hoping to see was something like Friends Density, which plots your friends on a heat map based on their regional networks. Not so precise as to reveal too much about your friends’ locations (that’s my map illustrated in this post, for example), but enough to map, in broad terms, the spatial aspects of your social network. Via All Points Blog.

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