Friendfeed Like Compatibility Calculator
UPDATE Tue Jun 3 13:38:20 EDT 2008: Quick addition of the options to include other commenters in the count as well as to include posts you’ve commented on in addition to your likes.
UPDATE Sat May 31 10:13:10 EDT 2008: You now have the option of including the person who’s post you “liked” in this count. I thought this would be a more accurate gauge for compatibility since the person who posted the thing obviously implicitly “likes” what he posted. I noticed, for me, though, that it seemed to make the tool a bit less useful for new friend discovery as it weighted the numbers more towards people I’m subscribed to as opposed to being more equal opportunity to see friends of friends. So I punted on the decision and leave it up to you with a little checkbox so you can see the difference yourself. I would love to know what you think of this change.
UPDATE Fri May 30 16:00:59 EDT 2008: Heh, with all the fun of looking at the Friendfeed stat charts that Mitchell’s been collating, I thought I’d add a little charty goodness. So now I put up a pie of the top 15 in the list compared to everyone else in the list (that is, everyone who had more than 1 like in common with whoever you’re looking at. It’s so easy with Google Charts!
UPDATE Fri May 30 09:20:40 EDT 2008: With all thanks to Yuvi for showing me the way I’ve updated this little app with more stuff. First, it is now pulling in your 300 most recent likes as data. In a bid to make it more useful for friend discovery, it is showing you which you are subscribed to already (with the little “sub” bug next to anyone you’re subscribed to). So if there’s someone high on the list you aren’t already following, maybe it’s someone to investigate! As always let me know what you think – if it’s broken, could use some more sauce, etc… :)
I came across this link on Friendfeed of someone who figured out how many people liked the same things he’s recently liked. a bit ago and was curious about it for myself. As ever too lazy to actually go and count, I figured I could whip up a javscript using the Friendfeed API and it’d be pretty simple to get a basic count of this stuff. And then I figured, with just a little extra sauce and not much worrying about browser compat, I could just make it a public list. So here it is. :)
Fill in the nickname of the person you’d like to check nybble (me!) for example – and it will show you the count from my most recent
30 300 likes. You gotta click that button to make it work. :)
I have some more ideas on what to add to it – but not any more time to spend on it – give it a whirl and let me know what you think!
UPDATE: Also check out Yuvi’s work is totally awesome and I hadn’t noticed but his was up before mine and he still spent some time helping out an old dumbass like me. A bunch of folks are looking at this data, too. Check out scribkin and Hutch’s look into how this all comes together, or comes apart as it were.