Sociotope is an unconventional kind of information graphics as well as a tool for visualizing your online identity.
By connecting the application to your Facebook account, it will build a virus-like object whose behaviour, look and feel corresponds to the way you are behaving in the social network. You can add your friends as well and see the connections between you and them, depending on the posts on your walls. Filling Sociotope with your friends will create a complex, vivid visualization showing the interaction between you and your Facebook contacts, with each single object being its own information graphic sortable by time and space.
Objects are built from the sums of their corresponding user's actions within the Facebook network. Every tentacle relates to one post on the user's wall. The more reactions a post has got (comments, likes), the stronger the movement of its tentacle will be. The color of your tentacle object will correspond to the profile picture you have.
For searching objects by content and exploring your self-build information graphic for trends, you can add magnet objects which can be filled with search terms and so "scan" the objects - posts which include the term will be attracted by the magnet.
Sociotope was developed by Stefan Wagner as a student project at FH Würzburg, Germany in the digital media class of Prof. Erich Schöls.
Made with Processing.
Libraries used: Toxiclibs, RestFB.
Music for the clip by Stefan Wagner
I'm sorry Sociotope is not available as a public app yet. If you are curious to give Sociotope a try, please post your feedback on the facebook page.