Orkut Friendship

The new "hot" thing on the Internet is the friendship network. One of the most popular ones is Orkut, since it's quite exclusive and it's supported by Google.

However, Orkut doesn't seem to be exposing any API for their network. It would be awesome if we were able to look at the relationships between your friends. Inspired by sig2dot, I wrote orkut2dot which screenscrapes Orkut to acquite its information. Coupled with a Makefile, we're able to generate some nifty graphs.

Here is a graph of my network of friends in PNG and PostScript formats.

I did a talk on this subject for the Computer Science Club.

My Orkut friends
My Orkut friends

Updated 2 March 2004
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