A facebook network of a hundred friends or more is often very dense. This is because your friends are usually friends with each other, resulting in a huge number of links. When visualized, such a network looks very confusing and does not have a real structure: we call this a hairball.
Our app helps you to untangle your hairball and show the hidden group structure among your friends: your lost circles. We do this by determining the relative importance of the links and draw your friends with stronger ties closer together. Try it out for yourself!
Our goal is to show the users a different perspective of their friendship network and the contained groups in it by analyzing and visualizing it. LostCircles is developed by members of the Algorithmics group at the University of Konstanz. Project members are: