Wolfram Alpha has continued its expansion into the data analytics space with analytics for Facebook. Wolfram Alpha is a “computational knowledge engine” developed by Wolfram Research. Most recently, Wolfram Alpha has released a way to let Facebook users use personal analytics to get a detailed picture of their social media data, including activity, post statistics, check-in statistics, app activity, photo activity and a detailed analysis of your friend network. Right now, the report is a pretty straightforward analysis. This is just the start of Facebook personal analytics, Wolfram said more features will be added in coming months. When accessing Wolfram Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook for the first time, you will be prompted to authenticate the Wolfram Connection app in Facebook, and then sign in to Wolfram Alpha. After that, Wolfram Alpha will generate your report from the data it can get about you through Facebook. Best of all, it is free!
When you type “Facebook report” at WolframAlpha.com or access the “Facebook report” through Wolfram Alpha Facebook Analytics, Wolfram Alpha will generate your “Facebook report” which will be broken into a number of sections, with all sorts of data and information about your activity on Facebook.
Here’s an example of the report by Stephen Wolfram:
Below, an example of the gender distribution report:
Below, an example of different friend and interest graphs:
Below, an example of friend hometown distribution:
Below, an example of the friend age distribution:
Below, an example of a chart showing activity over time:
Wolfram Alpha has allowed anyone to explore the power of analysis and now gives you the power for all sorts of Facebook personal analytics.
Screen shots have been sourced from: Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook