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News & updates from the Social Media Research Foundation - 2022 - 5

Happy Holidays from Team NodeXL

As 2022 comes to a close big changes are underway in the worlds of social media, technology, and society.  Dramatic changes at Twitter mean that the future of the platform and its data sharing practices are uncertain.  Can Twitter operate reliably with far fewer employees? Will the user population stay the same or shift drastically as a massive migration to other platforms takes place?  More thoughts on this transition are in an article "Twitter in flux...". What is clear is that social media is more important than ever.

The NodeXL project will continue to support the Twitter network importers for as long as the platform allows the API to operate. NodeXL has importers for other social media platforms and we will continue to add connectors to other services.  Which platforms are the most important to you? Let us know which social media platforms are most important to you!

Featured Network

The featured network shows a snapshot of discussions around the Twitter search term Mastodon. The NodeXL Graph Gallery report can be found here and the corresponding NodeXL Pro INSIGHTS report here.

Exodus, movement of the people

Changes in ownership at Twitter were quickly followed by changes in content moderation policy that led many people to decide to move to other social media platforms.  A social media exodus is underway.  Where are people going and how are they getting there?

Here is a guide on how to move from Twitter to Mastodon.  NodeXL can also assist in the migration with the new tutorial How to download your Twitter follower data.

Find Team NodeXL on Mastodon:

SMRF Director Dr Marc Smith

NodeXL Events

January 16-20, 2023: Week long Winter School - intensive NodeXL and social network training

NodeXL Week Long Winter School, January 16-20, 2023
NodeXL in the Media

Dr. Marc Smith from the NodeXL project speaks to the "Debut Buddies" podcast about ways to improve the quality of social media without granting a central authority control over all content. This episode is a follow up to an early discussion of a 2004 talk.

Request a NodeXL talk at your next event!

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Featured NodeXL Tweets
Featured NodeXL Publications

Ecosystem Services: A Social and Semantic Network Analysis of Public Opinion on Twitter

by Stefano Bruzzese, Wasim Ahmed, Simone Blanc and Filippo Brun

Analysis of Selective Exposure Cluster in the Covid-19 Vaccine Information Network on Twitter

by Fadlih Awwal Hasanuddin, Muh. Akbar and Muhammad Farid

Sentiment and Emotional Analysis of Risk Perception in the Herculaneum Archaeological Park during COVID-19 Pandemic

by Fabio Garzia, Francesco Borghini, Alberto Bruni, Mara Lombardi, Ludovica Minò, Soodamani Ramalingam and Giorgia Tricarico

Framing North Korea on Twitter: Is Network Strength Related to Sentiment?

by Seok Kang

Análise de Redes Sociais dos Artigos sobre Educação de Jovens e Adultos Publicados nos Últimos Vinte Anos do Boletim de Educação Matemática

by Eduardo dos Santos de Oliveira Braga, Marcus Vinicius Pereira and Giselle Rôças

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

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New platforms: Startup, LiveVybe, Aims to Deepen Social Media with Emotion and Goal Filters

LiveVybe is a proposed new social platform that intends to let users curate their social content based on the goals and aspirations of people, groups, and events. It will also let users filter media suggestions according to a specific mood or emotion they want less or more of. 

Founder, Bill Seaward, says LiveVybe will let users express their desires, define their emotional experience, and pursue personal outcomes with more responsiveness and precision. 


This layer of user experience has been overlooked by other platforms, he says. And he hopes people will find it more fun and meaningful on a daily level, but that it could also help in addictions and mental health. 

LiveVybe currently has a waitlist for a beta release, which you can join below. And their forum is open for anyone who wants to share ideas.  


Join the LiveVybe waitlist:

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.

Featured NodeXL Videos

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 (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:

Nuevo tutorial en español: Redes Semánticas con NodeXL

Este tutorial muestra los pasos para generar una red semántica mediante el uso de la función de análisis de texto de NodeXL Pro, que se puede aplicar a cualquier columna que contenga texto en las hojas de cálculo de un libro de trabajo NodeXL. (pdf)

Nuevo tutorial en español: Redes semánticas con NodeXL Pro a partir de transcripciones de entrevistas cualitativas

Este tutorial muestra cómo generar redes semánticas a partir de archivos de transcripciones de entrevistas cualitativas mediante la herramienta de NodeXL Pro. (pdf)

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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