Wolfram | Alpha Personal Analytics. Quantified-self on demand

Wolfram | Alpha posted about a self-analysis tool, the Personal Analytics for Facebook. All you need to do is go to their site and register with Wolfram | Alpha and connect it to your Facebook ID (giving them permission to read your friend lists) and then they’ll run all sorts of analytics on your social graph. Just type “facebook report” on wolframalpha.com to get started.

The graph above shows your Facebook friends on hover so you can figure out all the outliers and what connects them to the others. The chart below shows you how you access Facebook. There’s another, not pictured, that will show you which apps you use and when.

All in all it’s a beautiful report and a clever way towards user acquisition. It reminds me of Nicholas Felton’s beautiful Year in Review reports. Mr. Felton, who now works at, ironically, Facebook.

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