How can I rank my Facebook friends by their friend count?

I want to get a message out to a large variety of people and I'd like to see the top 10 friends of mine with the most friends.

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    This is interesting, I'd like to know how to do so also.
    – user14291
    Oct 26, 2011 at 23:12

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I haven't done this, but from my research this is the best way to do it:

  1. I need to use Facebook Query Language to get all my friends
  2. I need to use a programming language (maybe javascript?) to loop over all my friends to get their friends, count them, and store the count in an array with the friend name.
  3. I need to sort my array by the count.
  • You can do everything in the FQL query I think, you just need a way to join tables.
    – phwd
    Dec 5, 2011 at 21:28
  • @phwd can you post the code for the join in an answer? That would really help me out. Dec 6, 2011 at 1:25
  • Programming solutions aren't really in the scope of this site. It's better to ask on facebook.stackoverflow.com.
    – phwd
    Dec 10, 2011 at 1:34

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