My Friendsheet project is a part of my general self-tracking goal. Over the last couple months, I’ve been working on collecting all of my friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, deduping them for duplicates, and then slowly going through and flagging them for various different shared qualities.
The distribution is pretty much believable, considering that I had friended about 635 people on Facebook at the time that this was begun. It makes sense that I’ve eaten with 31% of the people but have had only about 13% of the people over to my house.
I’m going to continue adding new categories to this until I feel like I’ve covered enough to move on to the next step in the project. A few axes I’m considering: talked to on the phone with, IMed with, met parents of, and given a present to.
The next step is going to be to come up with a couple different ways to visualize this, more as a distribution of similarities, and less as info-graphic. I love taking data like this and abstracting it out so that the information is gone, but the patterns remain.