May 1st, 2012 at the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers Innovations Seminar I will present an hour long training on:
Speaker: Dr. Marc A. Smith, Chief Social Scientist, Connected Action Consulting Group
Know who is becoming more important than know how. Networks are a data structure common found across all social media services that allow populations to author collections of connections. Innovation networks are created when new connections form among people who have a portion of a solution.
The Social Media Research Foundation‘s NodeXL project makes analysis of social media networks accessible to most users of the Excel spreadsheet application. With NodeXL, Networks become as easy to create as pie charts. Applying the tool to a range of social media networks has already revealed the variations present in online social spaces. A review of the tool and images of Twitter, flickr, YouTube, and email networks will be presented. In particular, innovation topics will be mapped to highlight the key people and groups talking about new ideas and opportunities.