visualising friendship

…instead I found a way to simulate the effect I wanted. I defined weights for each pair of cities as a function of the Euclidean distance between them and the number of friends between them. Then I plotted lines between the pairs by weight, so that pairs of cities with the most friendships between them were drawn on top of the others. I used a color ramp from black to blue to white, with each line’s color depending on its weight. I also transformed some of the lines to wrap around the image, rather than spanning more than halfway around the world…

beautiful data visualisation project from ‘paul butler’ an intern at facebook, see a hi-res version also here

m / 16-12-2010 09:23 - tags: , ,  

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