I am taking a coursera class on Social Network Analysis. The first assignment consisted of ploting my Facebook network. Below I show how I did it using the R package igraph. In order to get your Facebook Network you can use the Netvizz app. This application allows you to create gdf files (a simple text format that specifies an undirected graph) from the friendship relations. I used this simplified Netvizz version from coursera that generates .gml files directly.
In order to plot my Facebook network, I extract the following attributes: gender, wall posts count, and interface language. I also assign some colors and shapes to those attributes.
Now, I can plot the network:
If we use wall posts count to size the nodes:
We can also obtain some basic descriptive statistics of the network using a graph.basic.stats function (see here to obtain it):
As can be seen, I have relatively compact and homogeneous components (or clusters) regarding language interface on Facebook. You can see now how your own Facebook network looks like.