January 28, 2022

Worlfram|Alpha Releases First Update to Their Personal Facebook Analytics Tool

Wolfram|Alpha launched their personal Facebook analytics service (free) in August. Here’s our post.

It slices and dices your likes, friends, etc. many ways and also includes some data visualizations.

Now, Wolfram|Alpha has introduced some new features to the service.

What’s New?

Complete details (with screenshots) in this W|A Blog post.

A Few Highlights:

  • A new visualization that highlights friends based on the way that they fit into your network.
  • We’ve added color coding for a number of interesting properties, like relationship status, age, sex, number of likes, and so on—along with the ability to filter your network according to criteria like location and age. This unlocks a huge variety of interactive visualizations, allowing you to find patterns and ask questions like: Are all your married friends clustered in one part of your network? Are all your friends from your hometown the same age? Who is your most popular friend from university? Interactivity helps you explore further: at any point you can mouse over friend nodes to see who they are; clicking will take you to their Facebook page.
  • Wolfram|Alpha has tons of data about the real world. And we can now combine that data with your Facebook profile to tell you interesting things you might not otherwise know. For example, by analyzing your friends’ locations, we can now give even more detail about their geographical relationships to you (based on either hometown or current location).
  • Aesthetically, we’ve improved some existing features, such the weekly app activity pod, which lets you see the times you are most likely to access your favorite apps, and the word cloud, which shows the most common English words you use in your wall posts.
  • Launch (opt-in) of Historical Facebook Analytics

Read the Complete Blog Post

See Also: Scan your Facebook Profile for Undesirable Contents (via Ghacks)
An intro to Facewash.com.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.