Intel has turned you into an infographic.
The chipmaker of Pentium processing fame has put together a handy little app that takes the information from your Facebook, Twitter and YouTube profiles, and compiles a graphic with insight about your life as seen through social media. The result is a plethora of information about your interests and social media habits.
Beyond breaking down your interests based on the content you've posted, the app says a lot about your posting habits. Among other stats, it analyzes the percentage of posts you've shared at different times of day, who you're talking to, how connected you are, and what your most popular posts have been.
Overall, the breakdowns we've seen seem to be relatively accurate, though somewhat superficial. There are also a few bugs. For example, the infographic app interprets the "bit" in bit.ly links to signify an interest in technology, so it's not an entirely accurate representation of what people are sharing.
As Mashable notes, this new app has a lot in common with Intel's "Museum Of Me" project, which took Facebook profiles and turned them into personal short films.
Because of the rich amount of data social logins provide third-party companies, there are actually a number of services that can dive more heavily into social stats if you're interested in doing some social media self-analysis. Companies such as Klout, take things a step further and give you a social media "score" based on your activity (after connecting with Facebook, Twitter, and a host of other networks). Klout also lists topics you are most influential about.
While Intel's use for this data is more narcissistic, there are more practical means for harvesting the data provided by these means of connecting. One growing area is news personalization, as iPad apps like Zite and Flipboard ingest social network connections in order to serve up content geared directly towards readers. These apps use technology similar to Intel's to identify interests, but instead of providing a breakdown, they provide articles you may like to read.
Check out a screenshot of Intel's personalized infographic below, then try it out for yourself here.
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