The Easy way to get a comprehensive analysis of your Facebook profile.
If you don’t know Wolfram Alpha you are in for a treat. Alpha is described as a “computational knowledge engine” and is capable of running sophisticated analyses on a wide range of data – free and on-line.
One of the things Alpha can analyse is your Facebook network.
- Open your browser and log into Facebook.
- Go to Wolfram Alpha and enter “Facebook report”.
- Accept the app installation into Facebook.
Then just follow the on screen prompts – You will likely be asked to create a Wolfram Account, or to log in via your Facebook account .
The first time you run it you may need to re-run the app to get your results.
Here is a sample of the sort of analysis you get.
Which is very good as far as visualization/clique finding algorithms go.
It also supplies a detailed report on postings and an analysis of the demographics of your friends. Click the images below for full sized versions.
Part 2 of this series will be an introduction to Facebook Analysis withGephi.