XNAnalysis is a friendship visualization tool designed for renren.com. The goal is to retrieve friends and their connections of the user and then draw a graph to visualize them. Newer versions show a timeline of recent events(such as comments, statuses, mentions etc) as well as highlighting edges for recent activities.
Technically, Fruchterman-Reingold algorithm is used to layout the nodes. Since the graph size is typically around 500, this algorithm can converge in reasonable time.
To use it, please first run
friendgraph.exe on Windows, input your username and password to get data.
xnanalysis2.html and enjoy it.
Source Code: https://github.com/windwish/XNAnalysis2.
This old version doesn’t work because of the changes on renren.com.
Note: You need a renren.com account with enough friends in order to use XNAnalysis.