Social Network Builder
Name: Ligen Peng
Number of Teammates Desired: (1 or 2)
Description of Idea:
My app could find the shortest path between the user and a certain people. It is said that any two persons in this world can be connected at most through 6 connections. My app will make you visualize this and tell you whom you should contact to get to your final destination. And it will clearly show you the social network of a certain person.
Description of Data:
I plan to use the api provided by OpenSocial which includes the data from LinkedIn, MySpace, NetLog and Yahoo. So that I can get a huge amount of social networking data such as people's neighbour list.
Additional Information: Some knowledge about the path search algorithm is required and we may design our own algorithms for this app. Also we may need a strong interface designer to make the app more attractive. Also we need a people with strong database knowledge since we have a large amount of data to deal with.