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I got two problems using livejournal data.

First, once I start getting data, I can't focus and DO something simple with it, I must do ALL THE THINGS.

Second, this means I never get around to making it pretty, or even telling anyone about it. I realized this weekend I have something like 20 pages of weirdness going nowhere. So I picked ONE MEME to put here today.

I made a simple application that puts your friends and their relationships with you in a table. And it shows their interests so you can see who actually has interests in English. And it doesn't show deleted accounts like the nearly unusable edit friends page. So I think it could help some people.

Of the junk I've been pitching around with it, my favorite is this algorithm that groups up your friends by interests, it might help some people find each other because remember one of the things I said I'm doing this year is helping livejournallers network a bit more?

See I can't even stop talking.

Dear livejournal friends: What data do you want to see about your friends list? What would help you? What would be nifty?

Here's this:

Popular Interests Among Friends of spacefem

This meme looks at mutual friends who've updated in the last 90 days.
reading (41%) books (36%) music (33%) writing (28%) cooking (26%) cats (23%) movies (19%) harry potter (18%) history (17%) love (15%) science fiction (15%) travel (15%) feminism (15%) photography (15%) nature (13%) hiking (13%) fantasy (13%) poetry (12%) computers (12%) art (12%) chocolate (12%) tea (12%) food (11%) psychology (11%) swimming (11%) animals (10%) politics (10%) friends (10%) mythology (10%) coffee (10%) learning (10%) tattoos (10%) yoga (10%) sushi (10%) internet (10%) knitting (9%) science (9%) dancing (9%) philosophy (9%) cheese (8%) shopping (8%) hugs (8%) singing (8%) star wars (8%) musicals (8%) literature (8%) wine (8%) stars (8%) dogs (8%) sex (8%)

Unique Shared Interests Among Friends of spacefem

This meme shows mutual friends of spacefem who've updated their livejournal in the last 90 days.

thai food
kishenehn smittenbyu dark_phoenix54 tequiladawn anita_margarita yamamanama

fitness
mark356 dynamicgirl sharya one_raido azuma_chan sugar_sweet

x-men
isabeau lantairvlea morlockkid vanilla_skie starcrossed brithistorian

parenting
shannon_elaine brian1789 deloric ariel817 yamanin becomingkate

ireland
sio cindylou07 zorpisuttle bluepapermate ms_geekette just_demented

running
spacefem katherineh mareserinitatis sunneschii meemo506 sarahtwotwo

thunderstorms
shutterbug goldmourn fieryphoenix georgiamagnolia dairymilk radhardened

geeks
dangerpudding okoshun andrewducker litlebanana mrs_dragon megaw0man

piano
aliki jennyrhill jume rottenfruit mystickeeper ant_fugue

polyamory
athene browngirl davidkevin binaryathena mai_neh metawidget

sci-fi
season kirstene tweekers consortofvenus kosherchick microxcuts

sarcasm
tabloidscully heathersmoo nanikore altamira16 babygrl7296 stagger_lee77

theatre
easter the_lady_lily shesingsnow paradoxicalme nessasplace lilac_ribbon spikesgirl58

knitting
yesthatjill lady_bird dreamsrundeep susandennis dichroic motorharp fauxklore yesthatjill

hiking
nibot jeffrock betawriter ironphoenix astrogeek01 sandokai serendipitou5

feminism
wig dreago cactus_rs redheadedfemme lycomingst songindarkness

photography
kriski calzephyr77 rick_day fansee elcebollagato penguin_emerald

cooking
asciident megan322 rdfreak wildirishrose80 aryanhwy siglinde99 strivingtoohard

books
randomdreams buzzards_bunny gobbolina cutiebirdgal lavenderspark amayasora2992

Friends Interests Meme by spacefem

Comments

( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
yamamanama
Mar. 8th, 2015 06:57 pm (UTC)
It shows the tables for a tenth of a second and then I get an "ERROR 404 - Not Found!"
spacefem
Mar. 8th, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
oops, thanks for telling me about the error! I believe it's fixed now.
christina_maria
Mar. 8th, 2015 07:03 pm (UTC)
It's a neat idea, but I get an error message?
spacefem
Mar. 8th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
try it again?
christina_maria
Mar. 8th, 2015 09:25 pm (UTC)
It worked! Thanks so much =D
siduri
Mar. 8th, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
Ditto-shows the table for an instance then an error message. It does look very cool!
spacefem
Mar. 8th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
fixed, mostly, probably!
siduri
Mar. 8th, 2015 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yes! Fun! Thanks!

Edited at 2015-03-08 10:22 pm (UTC)
astrogeek01
Mar. 8th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
Same problem with the error.

Where does it pull interests from, your profile?
spacefem
Mar. 8th, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC)
the foaf xml files, so yes basically your profile:

http://astrogeek01.livejournal.com/data/foaf.rdf

(oh, and fixed the error)

Edited at 2015-03-08 09:05 pm (UTC)
astrogeek01
Mar. 8th, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
wow, most of my friends don't update, or have interests entered... huh. I guess I kind of knew that though. I also don't update my interests, I mean, of the ones you have above, most of them are interests of mine.

I'm guessing the "updated in the last 90 days" also only includes public posts? Because obviously I have, but nothing is unlocked.
spacefem
Mar. 9th, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)
it includes both public and private posts, but it only refreshes once a week. so since I've been working on this all week it grabbed your data at some point when your last entry was January 30th, that's where you'll stay for anyone who's friends with you and running this script. for a few days, anyway.

But hey that's still within 90 days, you're listed up there with the other people interested in "hiking" :)

Edited at 2015-03-09 01:57 am (UTC)
microxcuts
Mar. 8th, 2015 08:34 pm (UTC)
Yup, same error here. Otherwise, sounds really good :)
spacefem
Mar. 8th, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC)
it's fixed!
ironphoenix
Mar. 8th, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm awful at updating my "interests" in my profile... there are too many to list.
fansee
Mar. 8th, 2015 11:48 pm (UTC)
Wow! Interesting!

*scurries off to check if my interests are up-to-date*

They are. So how come I show up under "photography" and not under "theater?" Because I spelled it 'theatre.' Mite pretentious, fansee?

As long as I'm here, talking to you, I want to thank you for friendquest2015. I was already reaching out to enrich my friends' list, but your community made my efforts much more productive and efficient.

♥♥♥


Edited at 2015-03-08 11:49 pm (UTC)
spacefem
Mar. 9th, 2015 01:59 am (UTC)
it looks like you spelled it "theater" in your interests actually, and I guess my friends aren't interested in theater, just theatre!
fansee
Mar. 9th, 2015 02:11 am (UTC)
Well, somebody is pretentious! FanSee
spacefem
Mar. 9th, 2015 02:27 am (UTC)
forget the theater controversy, I'm still getting over the fact that nearly a quarter of my friends are cat people.
browngirl
Mar. 9th, 2015 12:14 am (UTC)
Interesting!
asher63
Mar. 9th, 2015 03:29 am (UTC)
Cool!
anita_margarita
Mar. 9th, 2015 03:49 am (UTC)
I would love the old Joule info back (if you weren't here then, that was a list of who friended/unfriended you and when).
spacefem
Mar. 9th, 2015 11:12 am (UTC)
I was just looking for that recently! Whatever happened to it?
spacefem
Mar. 9th, 2015 02:26 pm (UTC)
sadness!

Well I doubt they'd give me the database to get your old info back from 2011.

But at least I could re-create the utility (simple, I could do it in a weekend) so you could start fresh and see who friends you through 2015.
anita_margarita
Mar. 9th, 2015 02:20 pm (UTC)
The person who was doing it stopped and took it down, but I can't remember why.
cactus_rs
Mar. 10th, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
It would be neat to see who was a mutual friend among your friends (above a certain threshold number of journals, like maybe three? or a certain percentage?) that you weren't yet friends with.
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