Friend Wheel : A Visual Representation of How my Friends are Connected on Facebook


I’m always a sucker for cool graphical representations of data such as the Website Graph Generator. Thus one of my favourite reads is “Information Aesthetics“, a website focusing on such data visualizations.

Therefore I recently had a pleasant surprise when I discovered the Friend Wheel application on Facebook. How it works is that, firstly it gathers all your Facebook friends and how they are connected to each other. Next it then generates a cool graphical wheel that visually shows how we are all linked. Furthermore if you are a little more itchy, the application has the ability to switch data parameters and create a visual wheel for your Networks, and a selection of random or mutual friends. Do check it out for you Facebook addicts!


Brian Ling

Brian is the Founder and Design Director at Design Sojourn, a Design Led Innovation Consultancy. He is a multi-award winning design leader, and specialises in strategic design and innovation programs that drive successful organisations. Brian’s 20-year career in design, driven through a deep understanding of human behavior, spans over multiple domains such as consumer electronics, government, healthcare, non-profit agencies, hospitality, F&B, retail, online solutions and best in class service experiences.

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we want this back friend wheel it is fun finding out my friends names


Hi SEO News,

Yes that is a good one too! Thanks for that and please keep in touch.

SEO News

Here’s another visualization tool you and your readers might like:


Hi Cati,

So nice to hear from you again. Thanks for the wonderful link, and I will check it out!

Please keep in touch?


I agree this visualization is awesome. I will add it on facebook next time I log in! Have you tried 6 pli:
It is an awesome visualization tool for your delicious links!


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