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Social circles: Facebook

Dataset information

This dataset consists of 'circles' (or 'friends lists') from Facebook. Facebook data was collected from survey participants using this Facebook app. The dataset includes node features (profiles), circles, and ego networks.

Facebook data has been anonymized by replacing the Facebook-internal ids for each user with a new value. Also, while feature vectors from this dataset have been provided, the interpretation of those features has been obscured. For instance, where the original dataset may have contained a feature "political=Democratic Party", the new data would simply contain "political=anonymized feature 1". Thus, using the anonymized data it is possible to determine whether two users have the same political affiliations, but not what their individual political affiliations represent.

Data is also available from Google+ and Twitter.

Dataset statistics
Nodes 4039
Edges 88234
Nodes in largest WCC 4039 (1.000)
Edges in largest WCC 88234 (1.000)
Nodes in largest SCC 4039 (1.000)
Edges in largest SCC 88234 (1.000)
Average clustering coefficient 0.6055
Number of triangles 1612010
Fraction of closed triangles 0.2647
Diameter (longest shortest path) 8
90-percentile effective diameter 4.7

Note that these statistics were compiled by combining the ego-networks, including the ego nodes themselves (along with an edge to each of their friends).

Source (citation)


File Description
facebook.tar.gz Facebook data (10 networks, anonymized)
facebook_combined.txt.gz Edges from all egonets combined
readme-Ego.txt Description of files