LJ has started publishing FOAF information for all its users. The main use of this is obviously to draw pictures. Click the small piccy for a bigger one.
Purdy, ain’t it? This is a graph of the connections out to friends-of-friends level. Anyone at friends-of-friends level without at least 2 lines into them was pruned. The graph came from GraphViz, the data from LJ using a Python script and rdflib. I’m not desperately keen on unleashing the script on an unsuspecting world, as it doesn’t do polite things like caching fetches between runs (although it doesn’t fetch the same person twice in a single run), but if you’d like to see it, let me know.
I also went through the names on PaulB’s photo page and produced another graph from memory, but it’s much less connected than I remember. Anyone know what happened to the original?