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Social Data Visualization with HTML5 and JavaScript by Simon Timms

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Summary

The limited API of Google+ does limit some of the visualizations we can create. There has been a rumor for years that Google will surface additional functionality in Google+, but I have seen no real action so far. You should now be able to authenticate against Google+ and retrieve data from it. You should also be able to make use of the graphically pleasing force-directed layout from d3 as well as any of the other available layouts.

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