I have always been fascinated by networks as they naturally occur. So it was only a matter of time before I analysed this one.

In this analysis, I left out all the members that have zero friends--I can put that data in fairly easily, but it seems like it would just clutter things up even more.

The data maybe a little stale. It takes my script quite some time to collect the data, and I did it yesterday morning.

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to adequately visualize the network...I gave up, just now.

So here is the best I can do:

You can't get any detailed information from this, but an interesting pattern emerges. Besides the fact that there are a lot of members without any friends (not included), there are some "islands" in the network.

I stratified the visualization into 5 levels, but three of them dominated. There is a level in the middle where there are members with 100+ friends.

If you guys have any suggestions on a better visualization, please let me know.

I also did a histogram for the friends network:

This distribution is what I expected (probably what most people expected). It is the most common distribution for links in naturally occurring networks.

For the number of friends my username, all in one place:

Of course, to see the actual friends, you can use the links on the siteCode:"?" has 6 friends *Strictly_The_Facts* has 2 friends + patch has 1 friend 01011010 has 18 friends 563 740 has 6 friends 6.4 has 6 friends 6sticks has 7 friends A Schnitzel has 28 friends APenguin has 2 friends Aderack has 5 friends Aerithria has 2 friends Afkan has 7 friends AfterHours has 1 friend Aimahn has 58 friends Aleph-One has 3 friends AliciaS2R has 1 friend AllAboutSoul has 21 friends Allied has 2 friends Alpha Prime has 6 friends Amargith has 64 friends Amira has 4 friends Analysisfailed has 5 friends Andonuts has 1 friend Anentropic IxTx has 4 friends Angry Ayrab has 25 friends Anja has 32 friends Anonymous has 19 friends Antisocial one has 16 friends Antreus has 1 friend Apollanaut has 35 friends Apsaras has 1 friend ArbiterDewey has 13 friends ArchAngel has 4 friends Arilee has 4 friends Athenian200 has 32 friends AtomsApple has 1 friend AutumnReverie has 5 friends Avatar7 has 28 friends 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Are there any ither suggestions on other type of analysis/presentation you would like to see?