This is a good idea but I am guessing the lack of replies here is due to the private nature of data on facebook and potentially some of the sensitives regarding the data on the site these days.
Thank you for the idea though and be sure to share anything you should locate of interest.
This is a very interesting idea indeed. I am going to request my own data and see if I can lend any tips on dealing with data itself. Though, unfortunately, I will most likely not be able to share any of the data. But will do my best to try and anonymize and share Viz or two if possible, we will see how much attention the data needs to be visualized in Tableau, thanks for posting!
Appreciate it Patrick.
I just put together this simple visualization. No doubt there's a more elegant method for creating the upload file, but here's how I did it:
- Download FB data (per instructions above).
- In the "html" folder, open "friends" page.
- Copy/paste contents into Excel.
- Parse the data, creating separate columns for Friends, Date, Type (Friends added, declined, etc.)
This is an awesome start! Interesting to see the trends of declined or removed friends. Definitely going to take a look at this in my data as well.