This algorithm analyzes your Facebook friend network. The only input for this plugin is the access key, which is generated by the Facebook Access Token plugin. After authenticating and grabbing the data, the plugin will return the following information for each of your friends: name, user ID, latest update, gender, current location, hometown, birth date, interests, religion, political views, relationship status, and attended events.
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This plugin could be used for a social study of your own personal connections list. This data could be visualized by shared friends, shared events, proximity of connected friends, birthday clustering, and more.
This algorithm uses a URL query to ask Facebook for information about your friends. The data is then added to a structured CSV. The plugin is included with the Sci2 application. It can be found under File > Facebook > Facebook Friends Data along with the rest of the data generators.
Listed are the steps for using the algorithm: