News & updates from the Social Media Research Foundation - 2023 - 2
| Featured NodeXL Reddit Network|
| 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.
| 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.
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
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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.
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!
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