Mapping the Twitter networks of #CHI2010 with NodeXL

The CHI 2010 conference is well underway in Atlanta this week and lots of people are tweeting the #CHI2010 hash tag.  An updated NodeXL map of the connections among people who use the #CHI2010 tag is below:


2010 - April - 12 - NodeXL - Twitter - CHI2010 wide

This is the network map of follows, replies, and mentions relationships among Twitter users who mentioned “CHI2010″ as of  April 12, 2010 scaled by number of followers.

This chart is a log/linear plot of followers (X) over tweets (Y).

2010 - April - 12 - NodeXL - Twitter - CHI2010 X Log of Followers Y Tweets

Some people tweet a lot in order to get lots of followers, while others can tweet only modestly and gain a vast following.  On a log/log scale this looks like:

2010 - April - 12 - NodeXL - Twitter - CHI2010 X Log of Followers Y Log of Tweets danah tooltip

The log scales are mislabeled (it is a known, pending work item!), but the pattern is clear: Tweet more and get more Followers.  Some people break from the pack, of course, leading or lagging the core population.  The tooltip is the latest tweet from the most followed Twitter author in the population.

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