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News & updates from the Social Media Research Foundation - 2021 - 3

From the NodeXL team to all of you and yours, we wish you peace, health, and positive connections in the new year!

NodeXL Academy presents the Social Media Research Winter School 2022

The Social Media Research Foundation’s Winter School is an intensive 5-day online event around social media research and social network analysis using NodeXL

Join us for expert talks, tutorials and one-on-one sessions with our instructors from Team NodeXL. Learn tips and tricks to collect, analyze, visualize, report and present insights into social media networks with no previous knowledge required

Gain network knowledge to boost your research project with network data and network insights. Many previous students have gone on to publish studies in international peer-reviewed journal articles and conferences around the world. 

If you can make a pie chart, you can now make a network chart!

The event ticket includes access to all sessions (video-recorded), a 60-day NodeXL Pro user license and two one-on-one meetings with our instructors. Attendees will also receive a digital certificate of attendance.

Event schedule:

Starting time each day is at 2 pm GMT. The sessions end around 6:00-6:30 pm GMT.

Day 1: January-17-2021: Introduction to social media research, networks and NodeXL

Day 2: January-18-2021: All about Twitter - Analyze, visualize and understand Twitter networks

Day 3: January-19-2021: Tutorials: NodeXL, Gephi and more

Day 4: January-20-2021: 1-on-1 sessions to discuss your project

Day 5: January-21-2021: Presentation Day: Learn how to write a paper / project presentations / discussion

Sign up for this event via Eventbrite. More information on the NodeXL Academy Winter School 2022 and a detailed schedule can be found here.

Featured NodeXL Network

Data journalists around the world share and discuss data-driven stories via the hashtag #ddj (= data-driven journalism). Have a look at the network report covering tweets between January and December 2021 in the NodeXL Graph Gallery and the corresponding NodeXL Pro INSIGHTS report. Quickly identify the key people, groups, locations, hashtags, and URLs associated with this topic.

Featured NodeXL Tweet
Featured NodeXL Publications

Applying cognitive analytic theory to understand the abuse of athletes on Twitter

by Jenny Meggs and Wasim Ahmed

Exploring Nurses’ Online Perspectives and Social Networks During a Global Pandemic COVID19

by L. O’Leary, S. Erikainen, L.-M. Peltonen, S. O'Connor, W. Ahmed and M. Thelwall

Does formal or informal institution prevail regarding  the perception of wearing masks during the COVID-19  pandemic? Evidence from French Tweets

by Rita Yi-Man Lia, Ruihui Pub, Thitinan Chankosond and Lingxi Song

Construction safety knowledge sharing on Twitter: A social network analysis

by Qi Yaoa, Rita Yi Man Li, Lingxi Song and M. James C. Crabbedef

Share your NodeXL Publications

Your NodeXL publications can be presented in our future Social Media Research Foundation newsletters. Please contact us with details about your papers and publications!

Need help with your NodeXL network map?

Contact us for a remote session to optimize your NodeXL network map(s) for your publication.

NodeXL Pro Data Recipes

Team NodeXL has updated the data recipes for multiple platforms: Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, Flickr. Download the latest recipe bundle from this page and learn about NodeXL Task Automation - the most powerful feature of NodeXL Pro.

Teaching with NodeXL?

Request a remote Q&A with a member of the NodeXL Team.

Classes have mostly become virtual around the world, making a remote lectures even more attractive!  If you are teaching with NodeXL you may want to have a look at the Teaching Resources pages on the SMRFoundation website.

You can also contact us at to schedule remote talks and Q&A sessions with virtual classes.

Request a NodeXL talk at your next event!

Networks are a topic of interest in many universities, organizations, agencies and businesses. Learn how to “Think Link” and gain insights into connected structures.
Request a talk, lecture, workshop, or training series to help your organization “Think Link”.

Featured NodeXL Videos

NodeXL Tutorial at DISC21

NodeXL Pro Quick Start Guide

The Official NodeXL Book

Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: 
Insights from a Connected World (2nd edition)

We proudly present the second edition of our book Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World. The book has been published by Elsevier is available since June 19th, 2019.  This edition updates many of the changes in the NodeXL application since the publication of the first edition (in 2010!).  Learn how to use Automation, Time Series, Word and Word Pair analysis, and how to collect data from Wikis, Twitter, and YouTube!

NodeXL Pro Tutorials

Learn advanced features of NodeXL Pro with these step-by-step tutorials:

New: Exploring YouTube Video Recommendation Networks - Visit this page.

How to Automate NodeXL Pro - Download as pdf file and watch this video.

Social network and content analysis with Twitter network data – step by step - Download as pdf file.

Working with Twitter User lists - Visit this page.

Semantic Networks – Create networks with words, hashtags or video tags - Visit this page.


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