social graph

Married People Who Like Prostitutes And Other Unintended Facebook Social Graph Search Results

In Memory 9-11 and Katrina by cobalt123

"Married people who like Prostitutes", "Single women who live nearby and who are interested in men and like Getting Drunk" are just two of the searches unlocked by Facebook's new Social Graph Search. For that first search, there's even the option to list their spouses.

As the saying goes, "with great power comes great responsibility". Safe to say, opening the endless mountain of personal data on Facebook to user search is a bold business move, but as programmer Tom Scott proves, there's mischief to be made.

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Tag Clouds on Steriods: New Techniques for Visualising Social and Mass Media Big Data [video]

Screenshot from Deb Roy's TED Talk: Birth of a Word

I love me a Wordle. If you're the same and you're interested in some ground-breaking techniques to visualise big data in real-time this video is worth a watch.

Deb Roy's research starts with an experiment to parse 90,000 hours of video to chart his infant son's discovery of language through to analysis of online comments, sentiment and social connections during President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Social Media Week London - Understanding Social Graph Optimisation - sponsored by Meebo

With so much choice in how consumers tap into to their social graph, how do media and brands reach, connect and influence these networks at scale?

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Date: 1 February 2010
Location: IAB UK, UK

Going Social

A one day course for business owners. This course explores strategies for using Social Media to extend and enhance your web presence and build your online reputation.

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Date: 22 January 2009
Location: Old Broadcasting House, UK