Recently I became interested in and really wanted to be able explore my network-graph using Gephi, so I wrote a quick tool to collect the data from Keybase; dump it into GraphML file; then loaded it up in Gephi. The results nicely highlight who-knows-who; the strengths and weaknesses in my own Keybase network; and super connector users with many followers.


Keybase is an interesting project, and the circle-of-trust improvements their tooling provides is probably better than anything else out there at the moment. The obvious concern is whether they have a business model that provides sufficient value to people (or enterprises) that will make Keybase long-term viable.

Github project

Command line

$ ./ -h
usage: [-h] --uid <uid> [--depth <depth>]
                                [--path <path>] [--nograph]
Keybase Network Grapher

optional arguments:
  -h, --help       show this help message and exit
  --uid <uid>      Initial uid to start collecting data on, required.
  --depth <depth>  Maximum depth of user connections to collect data on,
                   default = 1
  --path <path>    Maximum depth of user connections to collect data down to,
                   default = /tmp/keybase-network-graph
  --nograph        Prevent GraphML generation.

Visualizations in Gephi