December 8th, 2004


Friend Count

I was reading recently about The Long Tail and the clustering affect that occurs where you get an inverse relationship between the number of people that have X friends and X. (5000 people have 1 friend, 2000 people have 2 friends, etc, etc. until only a few people have 200 friends). Anyway - that data isn't easily accessible, so I was wondering if it was possible to put together a graph where X was "number of friends" and Y was "number of people having that many friends".

If anyone with access has 10 minutes free and a graph-making program handy. that is :->