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News and updates from the Social Media Research Foundation - 2 - 2018

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NodeXL Facebook Fan Page to Fan Page  

On January 30, 2018 Facebook changed their polices for the free API v2.12.

Over the past weeks Team NodeXL has adapted the Facebook importers to accomodate these changes.

Two new importers are now available in version .395 and higher in the
NodeXL Pro>Data>Import menu:

NodeXL Pro Facebook Importer Menu Items

The new NodeXL Pro Facebook Fan Page Network importer is now updated to comply with the limitations of the new Facebook API changes.  This API will no longer deliver "Reactions" or the names of the authors of Comments on Posts.  This results in a fragmentation and anonymization of most of the network.

The new NodeXL Pro Facebook Fan Page Admin Network importer retains all of the functionality of the older "regular" Fan Page importer but requires that the user be an Admin on that page.

The new NodeXL Pro Facebook Fan Pages Network importer collects the network of connections created when a Fan Page "Likes" another Fan Page.  Users may search for and enter one or more Fan Pages and build the network of their connections.

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Here at the Social Media Research Foundation we observe the recent issues related to Facebook and other social media platforms. Much of the debate is framed as a need to limit access to data. 

In the midst of this we should remember that:

People should have access to their own data.

Groups should have access to their own collective data.

Data we do not possess we do not control.

Independent analysis of social media is needed to validate claims made by the platforms.

This tweet from Prof. David Lazar is a good summary of the need to retain access to social data for research and personal use:

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Featured NodeXL Publications

A Social Networks Approach to Online Social Movement: Social Mediators and Mediated Content in #FreeAJStaff Twitter Network
by Daud Isa and Itai Himelboim

Evaluating the Network: A Workflow for Tracking Twitter Interactions Using Social Networking Analysis
by Sarah Goodier

Analysis of Timeline Posts to a Language Teacher Organization Public Facebook Group
by David Kent

Many more publications that make use of NodeXL can be found here

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