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News & updates from the Social Media Research Foundation - 2023 - 2

Featured NodeXL Reddit Network

Reddit data is a new data source addition to NodeXL Pro, so we proudly present a Reddit network as the featured network in this edition of the newsletter.  It shows the discussions of 1,298 Reddit users around the search term "influencer" in the subreddit "marketing". Scroll down for details.

New! NodeXL imports Reddit Networks

NodeXL can now import networks that form in the Reddit platform.

Using the NodeXL Reddit importer you can search for a specific subreddit or search across all of Reddit to find posts containing a search term you provide.

NodeXL will now collect these posts and the comments along with the details about the authors of those comments to build a social media network based on reply.

Reddit is a very large social media platform that often contains content that overlaps in many ways with the discussions previously held on Twitter. 

Join us on Reddit.

New! NodeXL imports TweetBinder

Twitter access via the public API, sadly, has been removed from NodeXL as a result of the closure by Twitter.

Commercial data providers are available in the market and NodeXL Pro now has the ability to import data from these paid services, like Tweet Binder. This is a commercial data service that can deliver spreadsheets with all the tweets from Twitter on a topic for a particular time frame.

Social media platforms are becoming increasingly unwilling to provide public data access without very high commercial rates. While commercial alternatives are possible, the shift away from public access to social media data is a harmful move for scholarship and public scrutiny over social media.

The NodeXL team will continue to implement tools that enable researchers to access and analyze social media data sets. Our upcoming survey research tool is an example that will release soon (details below).

Coming soon: NodeXL Imports Survey Networks for Organizational Network Analysis

"Org charts" are familiar diagrams that represent the management structure of large organizations and businesses.  Org charts represent the hierarchy of the organization, mapping who works for whom. 

Network charts are a kind of "Org chart 2.0", a way to map who works with whom.

By including horizontal as well as vertical connections, a network organization chart is a powerful way to visualize the real structure.  Cliques, clusters, bridges, and overlooked centers of institutional knowledge are often revealed with these maps.

Working with Professor Patrick Biddix at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, we have developed a new feature for NodeXL: Import from Survey Responses. Implemented by talented developer Bruce McPherson, this feature now allows for the rapid creation of "Org Chart 2.0" via a simple use of Google Forms and a new transformer that converts question responses into network connections.

NodeXL Events

June 16, 2023: NodeXL Academy Event Introduction to NodeXL for Researchers and Journalists


July 3 - July 7, 2023: Digital Methods Summer School at Bournemouth University


July 12, 2023: NodeXL Academy Event NodeXL Arabic Language Introduction Event


July 31 - August 4, 2023: NodeXL Academy Event Week long Summer School - intensive NodeXL and social network training

NodeXL Week Long Winter School, January 16-20, 2023
NodeXL around the world

The NodeXL team was pleased to attend the Workshop on the sustainability of network analysis software.
Date: 21-22 June, 2023
Location: University Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands

Attending Network packages:

NetworkX NetworkX

graph-tool graph-tool

statnet statnet

Gephi Gephi

Pajek Pajek

NetworKit NetworKit

NodeXL NodeXL


graphlayouts graphlayouts

textnets textnets


More than 60 participants from Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Qatar, Oman, Lebanon and Germany gathered to address the new challenges and perspectives of the generative AI technology at the Jordan Media Institute in Amman, Jordan, for the MILA Academy on Media and Information Literacy.

MILA aims to build the capacities of MEDIA and Journalism Students and Teachers in Media and Information Literacy with a special focus on Artificial Intelligence. The Academy was organized by the Jordan Media Institute in partnership with DAAD, AREACORE and Deutsche Welle.

Over ten days of lectures, seminars, workshops and hands-on activities tackled different aspects of AI from the perspective of Media and Information Literacy with more than 15 experts from different countries.

Amongst those lectures, a training on NodeXL with SMRF member and Professor (USJ, Lebanon), Nasri Messarra.

Featured NodeXL Publications

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

Enlightened Participation: SME Perspectives about Net Zero on Social Media Using the Action Case Approach
by Mariann Hardey, Wasim Ahmed, Alex Fenton and Chris Koral

Calling for justice with #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor: a case study of hashtag activism in the evolution of the black lives matter movement
by Miyoung Chong

“MedEd” on Twitter: A Social Network Analysis
by Shazia Iqbal, Shahzad Ahmad, Mohd Ali Samsudin, Saood Khan Lodhi and Salima Naveed Manji

Twitter's Role in Combating the Magnetic Vaccine Conspiracy Theory: Social Network Analysis of Tweets
by Wasim Ahmed, Ronnie Das, Josep Vidal-Alaball, Mariann Hardey and Aïna Fuster-Casanovas

Realfood and Cancer: Analysis of the Reliability and Quality of YouTube Content
by Sergio Segado-Fernández, Ivan Herrera-Peco, Beatriz Jiménez-Gómez, Carlos Ruiz Núñez, Pedro Jesús Jiménez-Hidalgo, Elvira Benítez de Gracia, Liliana G. González-Rodríguez, Cristina Torres-Ramírez and María del Carmen Lozano-Estevan

Characterizing the Discourse of Popular Diets to Describe Information Dispersal and Identify Leading Voices, Interaction, and Themes of Mental Health: Social Network Analysis
by Melissa C Eaton, Yasmine C Probst and Marc A Smith

Analyzing Discussions Around Rural Health on Twitter During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Social Network Analysis of Twitter Data
by Wasim Ahmed, Josep Vidal-Alaball and Josep Maria Vilaseca Llobet

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.

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”.

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.

NodeXL Pro Tutorials

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

Wikipedia Article-Article Networks - Visit this page.

Flickr related tag networks - Visit this page.

Analyzing YouTube User Networks - Visit this page.

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.

En español: Redes Semánticas con NodeXL - Download as pdf file.

En español: Redes semánticas con NodeXL Pro a partir de transcripciones de entrevistas cualitativa - Download as pdf file.

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!

New: NodeXL on Discord

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New: NodeXL on Reddit

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