Facebook Report: Wolfram Alpha

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The powerful computational knowledge engine known as Wolfram Alpha added a new feature called Facebook Report. The report uses a Facebook app to gain access to your Facebook data and presents it in a neat visually rich fashion. What kind of data you ask? Well, I now know that 60.8% of my friends are married, my most common friend name is Ryan, my average post length is 4.75 words and my biggest commenter is my Mother.

The application starts off with some basic info like who has the most mutual friends, the various countries my friends are in and the fact that I was born on a Wednesday. The report also noted how many pictures and status updates I’ve posted in the past year, and which have received the most Likes and comments.

The report is separated into 21 categories with subset data in each category. The color-coded friend network map has quite a few combination choices for viewing the data.

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The report is fun, informative and worth a look. To give it a try head to wolframalpha.com and type in “Facebook report”, or just click this link. Allow the app access to Facebook, setup a Wolfram account and load the page again.

By authorizing Wolfram|Alpha to access your Third-Party Sites profile, including but not limited to social networking sites such as Facebook, you are authorizing Wolfram|Alpha to collect, store, and use in accordance with their Privacy Policy any and all information that your privacy settings at the TPS allow Wolfram|Alpha to access through the TPS Application Programming Interface (“API”).

The information we obtain from Wolfram|Alpha users helps us enhance and refine our service and content. Non-personal information collected about you through your experience and queries is used to better understand the entire population that is utilizing our website and how we might improve our services to improve the collective experience. Except as noted below, we track and record IP addresses that access our website for internal reporting, diagnostic, and analysis purposes only.

Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We do not sell, rent, or lease your information to third parties.

What did you find most interesting about your Facebook report? Share with us in the comments.

-Chris

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