Will Scully-Power

Facebook visualises all its data with Project Palantir
November 23, 2008, 11:27 pm
Filed under: Data, Social Media, Visualisation | Tags: , ,


The goal of Facebook’s Project Palantir is to “visualise all the data that Facebook gets”. Each Facebook action is geo-located on a 3D globe, becomes a particle that floats off the surface of the Earth, and then disappears. Facebook interactions (e.g. friend requests, pokes, wall posts) are shown by 3D splines or a trailing mesh connecting 2 locations, with each color representing a different sort of interaction.

Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTQf8MqEfg0


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