In Part one (which you can see on LinkedIn) I explained how to get this data and what to do with the important information.
This is part two, a look at some of the fun stuff.
The first thing from the file that I was immediately curious in was my friend count. Facebook lists out the added and removal date of all your friends.
One interesting thing in the data is your added friends list doesn't include people added and then deleted, which is unfortunate. But oh well. Life goes on. Below you can see a common trend. Gradual friends added and big days where friendships are ended. Also note the chart has a different axis's. I'm not a big fan on doing that but sometimes it just makes sense.
Messaging was a bit trickier but thanks to an awesome tool that can be found here I was able to get all the messages into a mostly useable format. Besides looking over some past antics, I wanted to see a few interesting things.
One theory I had was that, in my infinite maturity, I would now be typing sophisticated messages instead of quick whips. But that turned out to be a miss.
I underestimated something. In 2011 I got my first smartphone (late to the game, I know). Which means my primary messaging device suddenly sucked to type on. And thus, the length plummets.
What I really wanted to look at was my history with individual people, and one of the most interesting patterns was my wife and I. We see each other a bunch (obviously) and primarily use Messenger to send each other images when we're lying on opposite couches. But there are some noticeable exceptions.
There's a lot more you could do with the data, but finding any other pattern was pretty challenging. The creators had a really great view that you can see and use at this link