A new paper on visualizing social media has been released on the University of Maryland, Human Computer Interaction Laboratory tech report archive. Co-authored by Derek Hansen, myself, and Ben Shneiderman, the paper describes and visualizes the patterns of connections formed when people tweet about events like conferences and news stories.
Hansen, D., Smith, M., Shneiderman, B. EventGraphs: Charting Collections of Conference Connections
EventGraphs are social media network diagrams constructed from content selected by its association with time-bounded events, such as conferences. Many conferences now communicate a common “hashtag” or keyword to identify messages related to the event. EventGraphs help make sense of the collections of connections that form when people follow, reply or mention one another and a keyword. This paper defines EventGraphs, characterizes different types, and shows how the social media network analysis add-in NodeXL supports their creation and analysis. The paper also identifies the structural and conversational patterns to look for and highlight in EventGraphs and provides design ideas for their improvement.
Third International Symposium on Collaboration, Social Computing, New Media and Networks (SoMNet 2014) Call for Papers and Participation As part of the 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014) May 19-23, 2014 The Commons Hotel Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP
RADIO WVXU Cincinnati – Ann Thompson interviews Marc Smith about the recent publication of a report on social media networks in Twitter co-authored with the Pew Internet Research Center. “How millions of tweets boil down to six types of conversations“ http://bit.ly/1eXt6IV #NodeXL #SMRF #Pew #Network
The INSNA Sunbelt social network conference will be held February 18-23 at the TradeWinds Island Resort on the island of St. Pete Beach. There will be NodeXL related talks at the conference. NodeXL: Network Analysis Made Simple Tuesday February 18, 8:00am – 11:00am & 11:30am – 2:30pm Marc Smith, Social Media Research Foundation CITRUS Ballroom […]