Data & Visualisation

Mapping the World’s Facebook Friends

stamen have done it again. They usually do some amazingly cool stuff, and usually with maps. This time is no exception. Their contribution to Facebook Stories is pretty interesting. Called “Mapping the World’s Friendships“, it looks at the friendships between borders. It would be easy to have just stopped there, but they have also researched a bit to help the reader understand the  connections better. Below is the map when my home country, Denmark, is activated. The story behind the close relationship with Greenland is described. In more detail than most Danes could describe, I unfortunately think.

By René Clausen Nielsen

I'm pretty much in love with a data. Or, the knowledge we can extract from it. Or, rather, the better decisions that can be made based on said knowledge.

I hold a M.Sc in Sociology a MA in Historical Social Enquiry (Social History + Historical Sociology + Global Development), and work as Information Management Lead at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. I guess you can call me a Computational Sociologist of Global Development and Humanitarian Action. No less.

That's pretty much it, really.