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Get your detailed Facebook stats with Wolfram Alpha Personal Analytics

One of the issues with having a Facebook profile is that, if you are a marketer, you won’t be able to see detailed analytics of your profile. This is definitely not an issue if you’re running a Facebook business page (relevant: Facebook released an app for page management) but what about personal profiles?

Well, Wolfram Alpha — which is a service run by math geniuses has released an app that allows you to take a very detailed look into your personal Facebook profile:

And today I’m excited to announce that we’ve developed a first round of capabilities in Wolfram|Alpha to let anyone do personal analytics with Facebook data. Wolfram|Alpha knows about all kinds of knowledge domains; now it can know about you, and apply its powers of analysis to give you all sorts of personal analytics. And this is just the beginning; over the months to come, particularly as we see about how people use this, we’ll be adding more and more capabilities.

All you need to do is head over to the Wolfram Alpha site, sign up and connect your Facebook account like how you would do with any service. Or, simply type “Facebook report” into the Wolfram Alpha search query. While you’re there, you might as well play around with the service — WA computes for anything so you can ask for information like give the travel time between the USA and the Philippines and it goes as far as telling you what % of the circumference of the earth you’ve traveled.

If you’re active on FB and want to give advertisers more data about your personal profile, this is rather useful. For kicks, here are (some of) my personal Facebook stats:

There’s a lot of data available and the results may actually surprise you. The service is completely free but you can upgrade to the PRO version to get more customized functions when exporting data.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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