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Former Apple engineer Peter Warden has created a data visualization depicting local patterns in the 210 million profiles that populate Facebook.

GigaOM guides us to the data visualization former Apple engineer Peter Warden created as a result of digging through the 210 million profiles that populate Facebook. His latest findings revealed patterns by location, drawing connections between places that share friends.

Warden’s qualitative analysis of Facebook users in the United States is divided into seven regions:

Stayathomia: The region stretches from New York to Minnesota, and its defining feature is how close most people are to their friends, suggesting residents don’t move far.

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