Use This Tool To Analyze Your Social Network

Use This Tool To Analyze Your Social Network

Have you ever be interested seeing just how much information Facebook has on you? What if there was a tool that could take that information and turn it into an easy to read visual display? How about finding out what words you use most in your posts? (Mine happened to be "one" "shoot" and "wedding") Find out who you share the most friends with? And lots more data that is quite intriguing. All this can be discovered through a new tool offered by Wolfram|Alpha.

According to it's site "Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers— not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods." By using the tool to analyze your Facebook page you get unique personalized information and gain insight into your social network. From data on when you use Facebook the most to the stage of life your friends are in? You can even see what has been your most liked or commented photo you have. Another interesting result to view is the roles some of your friends play in your social network. The initial report is free but by upgrading to the premium account (they give you a 14-day free trial) you can even dive deeper into the data.

I have always been a fan of analyzing data and this tool has given me some interesting insight to ponder on as well as useful data to use in running my business. You can run your own report by visiting the Wolfram|Alpha site.

Here are some screenshots from their website showing some of the visual data that comes with the report.





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(ive been using wolfram alpha for a while with my iPhone, as it works with Siri and gives better and more in depth search results. I never thought off using it for analyzing social networks though, so good heads up!).

John Barduhn's picture

This is pretty exciting.  I had looked at wolfram alpha before - but this gives me a whole new reason to investigate in depth!