I was doing some tests on the Ubigraph dynamic graph visualization tool and I have this idea to use the Ubigraph tool to render 3D graphs of Twitter friends on real-time. Follows the video of the scripting utility I’ve created, it starts with a red node of your twitter and when you click, it shows your friends, when you click on your friends, it shows their friends, and so on. I think it is interesting those social network graphs, when I got more time I’ll put more ideas on the pratice =)
Update (26/02): download here the script source-code.
To use it, you must install python-twitter, use the easy_install:
I’ve tested with Python 2.5, but it should works on 2.4 and 2.6 too.
Start the Ubigraph visualization server and run the script. The syntax for the script is like this:
python twitter3d.py -u username
You can get a help using:
python twitter3d.py –help