Building notes, projects, and occasional rants

Do you know your friends?

I was looking at the demo video of Locus and talking with Rui.

Locus analyses your chats (Jabber-based but you could use over anything, even multi-protocol) and creates a bayesian profile of your friends. It’s then able to create connections between friends sharing the same interests.

The interesting part of the idea is that you could extend it beyond chat, into mail. You could link all your own friends interactions (mails, chats) to find hidden links between people.

That would be…. interesting.

An extreme example from my chat with Rui: “Locus wants to know if you’d like to meet Mandy. Mandy is an air hostess that enjoys Macs, scuba diving, raw photography and bayesian filtering”.

A dream come true to a special common friend of ours.