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The Social Media Research Summer School 2021

NodeXL Academy presents the Social Media Research Summer School 2021 from Jul-27-2021 until Aug-03-2021.

Join us for 3 class sessions and two one-on-one meetings with our instructors.

This intensive week long event connects students, scholars and analysts with the NodeXL Team to learn to collect, analyze, visualize, report and present insights into collections of connections, like social media.

Day 1: July 27 - Introduction to social media research, networks and NodeXL

Day 2: July 29 - Analyzing and understanding networks: Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia and more

Day 3 : August 3 - 3rd party tool review, student project presentations and discussion

Guest speakers:

Moses Boudourides

Alex Fenton

Mathieu Jacomy

Alan Shaw

Alessandro Bernardi

You can sign up for this event via Eventbrite.  A student scholarship competition is also available via this form.

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For users of Macs, Tablets, and older Windows machines, NodeXL Pro Cloud Edition provides a complete package ready to use in almost any web browser.  Click a URL to get a fully installed copy of NodeXL, Office, and Windows ready to run queries and analysis.  Easily deploy a virtual classroom with a few clicks with a collection of NodeXL Pro Cloud Edition licensees.

Featured NodeXL Publications

A Social Network Analysis of Tweets Related to Masks during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Wasim Ahmed, Josep Vidal-Alaball, Francesc Lopez Segui and Pedro A. Moreno-Sánchez

Social Media Conversations About High Engagement Sports Team Brands by Simon Chadwick, Alex Fenton, Richard Dron and Wasim Ahmed

Fake News Conversation Network in Twitter: User Type, Emotional Appeals and Motives in Network Formation by Nazmul Rony and Rahnuma Ahmed

Healthcare Professionals’ Role in Social Media Public Health Campaigns: Analysis of Spanish Pro Vaccination Campaign on Twitter by Ivan Herrera-Peco, Beatriz Jiménez-Gómez, Juan José Peña Deudero, Elvira Benitez De Gracia and Carlos Ruiz-Núñez

Antivaccine Movement and COVID-19 Negationism: A Content Analysis of Spanish-Written Messages on Twitter by Ivan Herrera-Peco, Beatriz Jiménez-Gómez, Carlos Santiago Romero Magdalena, Juan José Deudero, María García-Puente, Elvira Benítez De Gracia and Carlos Ruiz Núñez

A Review of Fitness Tracker Game Elements and a Novel Game Approach for the Design Space by Aatish Neupane

A study of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Speaker's Development Process in Terms of Social Constructivism: Focused on the Products and Periodic Co-revolution Process by Hyeon-jui Cha and Sang-hee Kweon

Research Trends and Knowledge Structure of Digital Transformation in Fashion by Yeong-Hyeon Choi, Jinha Jeong and Kyu-Hye Lee

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.

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.

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.

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NodeXL Tutorial at DISC21

NodeXL Pro Quick Start Guide

Upcoming NodeXL Events

Join us for talks and workshops on networks, social networks, social media networks, and more.

July 27, July 29, August 03 2021: Social Media Research Summer School 2021

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”.

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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