Visualizing Social Data

[UPDATE on 21st March 2011]

I’m now working a similar but more powertool, read more about it here.


This is a public post about a CS project which I have done in the previous semester for the course “Special Topics on Computer Science (B).

The idea behind this project is to visualize data from Twitter, Facebook and Google Buzz in the form of a TreeMap.


The usage is as follows:

  1. User inputs topics of interest
  2. Program scraps for dataacross Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz
  3. Results from 2. is aggregated according to its attributes
  4. User can select the various attributes he wants to visualize.
  5. After selecting attributes, the TreeMap is created based on the data and attributes selected.

Video Demonstration

Here’s a video demo :

Environment and Tools Used

Here’s the stuff which I’ve used:

An easier way to listen to music from YouTube

I’ve just built a small project, over the past couple of days or so as a form of practise and to scratch my own itch.

I usually use YouTube to listen to music; clicking and  searching through the results is quite a hassle to me. Not to mention opening new tabs.

I wanted to have an interface where I can perform search, view the results and play the video within the same page.

And so, i did just that. You can visit right here.

So here’s a summary about


  • instant search
  • view results on the same page
  • listen/watch videos on the same page
  • uses a grid based layout.
  • personalized recommendations if you login with Facebook.


The technologies I’ve used are:

  • Tornado 1.2.1
  • Ubuntu 10.04 server Eidtion
  • JQuery 1.5,
  • Youtube API,
  • Facebook Graph Api

Visit now and give it a try!