This is awesome!
When I ask for time alone, I mean it.
When I confess I cannot handle another moment of interaction, I mean it.
When I go into another room, do not fucking follow me.
When I need space, I goddamn fucking need space.
If I shout, I’m pissed past all conceivable measure.
Leave me the fuck alone…
Why do people always ask me for directions? Like, I have headphones on, I’m reading a book and hiding under a hood in the back corner of the subway train and still someone will come and knock on my shoulder and ask me some random question. Can people not take a hint that I’m an introverted hermit…
Visualising Friendships on Facebook
An engineer at Facebook took a sample of ten million pairs of friends from the service, crunched and tweaked the data, and came up with this remarkable data visualization. The result is a beautiful view of the planet earth that shows our web of social connections.
It’s amazing to see how far we have already come when it comes to connecting the people across the globe through the use of technology in its present state.I just wonder how it would be like a decade from now!
Here is what he had to say:
“After a few minutes of rendering, the new plot appeared, and I was a bit taken aback by what I saw. The blob had turned into a surprisingly detailed map of the world. Not only were continents visible, certain international borders were apparent as well. What really struck me, though, was knowing that the lines didn’t represent coasts or rivers or political borders, but real human relationships. Each line might represent a friendship made while travelling, a family member abroad, or an old college friend pulled away by the various forces of life.
Later I replaced the lines with great circle arcs, which are the shortest routes between two points on the Earth. Because the Earth is a sphere, these are often not straight lines on the projection.
When I shared the image with others within Facebook, it resonated with many people. It’s not just a pretty picture, it’s a reaffirmation of the impact we have in connecting people, even across oceans and borders.”
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