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News & updates from the Social Media Research Foundation - March 2024

New ways to import networks into NodeXL!
New NodeXL Data Importer

Our newest feature, Import from file..., will allow the many archives of Tweets and posts from Reddit found on the web to be converted to networks and analyzed in NodeXL.

Using the new NodeXL Pro > Data > Import > Import from File... option enables users to take collections of messages and convert them into collections of connections.  Many places on the web have archives of Tweets from over a decade of research and analysis.  Until now, these files were not ready for network analysis.  Typically, message archives contain data in the format:

date/time, author name, message text

In contrast, a network data set must minimally have two columns with the name of the sender and the receiver.  This makes most archives of social media data incompatible with network analysis unless the file is transformed into something like:

date/time, author name, receiver name, message text

Using the new Import from file... feature in NodeXL (version 529 and later) you can now access a wide range of data sets that can be imported and converted for network analysis - with no software development or programming required!

Featured NodeXL Publications

Exploring hidden topics on hotel Facebook fan pages before and during the COVID-19 crisis
by Inmaculada Rabadán-Martín, Francisco Aguado-Correa and Nuria Padilla-Garrido

Social networks and social support: Parents experiences in the management of thalassemia, a complex lifelong inherited blood disorder, in the indigenous context – A qualitative study
by Bharathi Palanisamy, Kalpana Kosalram and Saravanan Chinnaiyan

Spatial Integrated Network Analysis of the Settelmenet System in the Central District of Tonkabon Township
by Mohammad Ramazan Journabian, Farhad Azizpour and Aliasghar Tahmasebi

Digital Diplomacy in Kenya: A Study on X (Twitter) Analysis and Communication Strategies of A Few Selected Diplomatic Actors
by Daniel OlooOng’ong’a

Using Twitter Network Analysis to Study the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Schools in Asian and African Regions
by Mohd Ali Samsudin, Tiew Chia Chun, Tatsuya Kusakabe, Yoko Ishida, Asim Das, Norfarah Nordin, Christopher Yaw Kwaah, Toyin Eunice Owoyemi and Berhanu Abera

Navigating the asthma network on Twitter: Insights from social network and sentiment analysis
by Hening Pratiwi, Ria Benkő and Ikhwan Yuda Kusuma

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NodeXL has now been cited more than 11,000 times in Google Scholar and an additional 742 new papers were published mentioning NodeXL in 2023, and 120 in 2024 already! Working on a publication using NodeXL?  Let us know!

Featured NodeXL Video
Presentation on journalism, network analysis and NodeXL at Cairo University

This scientific forum was hosted by the Journalism Department at the Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University. The forum covered an explanation of the network analysis tool, its concept, and the most important programs used in its application, especially the NodeXL program. Dr. Smith talked about the advantages and features of NodeXL and Dr. Yasmeen Salah highlighted the applications of the tool in journalism research. The forum concluded with discussions and inquiries from the attendees, including researchers, faculty members, and the supporting staff at the college and outside it. Click above to see the video (English and Arabic).

Recently released! New FREE NodeXL Book:


Connect to Networks with NodeXL

Learn about all the latest features of NodeXL Pro with our new free ebook: Connect to Networks with NodeXL: The official guide.

This volume will soon be available in a variety of languages. Let us know if you would like the guide translated to your prefered language!

Upcoming NodeXL Events

April 5, 2024: Data Driven Journalism for Social Media using NodeXL

This workshop aims to equip journalists with the skills needed to extract, analyze & interpret social media data using network analysis.

April 19, 2024: Brief introduction to NodeXL for Marketing

Gain insights into any X (Twitter) discussion: Identify influencers, groups, shared contents, timings, locations and more.

May 22, 2024: #AhoraNODEXLhablaEspañol

Conoce cómo funciona NODEXL plataforma de análisis semántico de redes sociales e informes en pocos clics.

May 31, 2024: Using NodeXL to develop a reasearch paper

Let's work together and develop a research output in one intensive day!

July 29 - August 2, 2024: Social Media Research Foundation Summer School

Learn to find insights into networks, social networks, and social media networks with just a few clicks.

September 18, 2024: #AhoraNODEXLhablaEspañol

Conoce cómo funciona NODEXL plataforma de análisis semántico de redes sociales e informes en pocos clics.

NodeXL on Discord

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Video: NodeXL Pro Quick Start Guide
NodeXL Pro Data Recipes

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

NodeXL Pro Tutorials

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

Visualize your NodeXL data in Graphistry using Python

Wikipedia Article-Article Networks

Flickr related tag networks

Analyzing YouTube User Networks

How to Automate NodeXL Pro (pdf file) (video)

Social network and content analysis with Twitter network data – step by step

Semantic Networks – Create networks with words, hashtags or video tags

En español: Redes Semánticas con NodeXL

En español: Redes semánticas con NodeXL Pro a partir de transcripciones de entrevistas cualitativa

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!

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