The spread of the Corona virus has led to a rapid increase in the spread of conspiracy theories in social media. Studies of misinformation and disinformation in social media can be facilitated by using NodeXL.
Our featured network shows the discussions around the search term "conspiracy theory" OR "conspiracy theories".
In our last newsletter we announced that Team NodeXL is working on a new update that integrates NodeXL Twitter social media network data sets with Microsoft Power BI. We would like to inform you that the prototype is finished and we are getting much closer to the release in August 2020. Stay tuned!
Power BI is an application that builds on Excel data and SQL databases to deliver interactive data visualization and analysis to the desktop and the web. The Microsoft Power BI Desktop application is free for all users. The Power BI Pro web service does charge a modest monthly fee (USD $9) for additional features (many universities and large corporations may already have access to Power BI Pro - check with your IT support!).
Coming soon: NodeXL Pro YouTube Importer Improvements
NodeXL Pro has improved access to the YouTube API and more updates and tutorials are coming soon.
NodeXL can now create YouTube networks built from Comments and Replies along with Videos linked to others by the YouTube recommendation engine. Analysis of these networks will now be easy to perform via NodeXL.
Using these features we hope researchers will gain deeper insight into the ways videos form communities that shape people's perceptions and beliefs.
Join us for talks and workshops on networks, social networks, social media networks, and more.
Virtual event: July 13-17, 2020: INSNA SunbeltMonday, July 13: 2:30 PM US West (11:30 PM Paris): Marc Smith and Harald Meier: Analyzing collections of annotated connections: automated text analysis at the edge, vertex, group and graph resolutions with NodeXL Tuesday, July 14: 9:10 AM US West (6:10 PM Paris): Harald Meier: A framework for mapping political networks using the tweets from members of a national legislature
Sunday, August 9, 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Cultural and Critical Studies and Political Communication Divisions Research Panel Session
From Silicon Valley Virtual Communities to Trump Twitter Networks: Political Social Networks Visualized
Moderating/Presiding Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, Nebraska at Omaha
Panelists Marc A. Smith, Social Media Research Foundation (NodeXL) Regina Luttrell, Syracuse Itai Himelboim, Georgia Adrienne Wallace, Grand Valley State Amanda Weed, Kennesaw State
This interdisciplinary panel explores three decades of work understanding the political power of social networks. The participants in this panel will share their research on virtual communities, social networks, network clustering, and community activism.
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 is 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 is the easiest way to get insights into a connected structure. If you can make a pie chart you can now make a network chart. Learn more about the ways NodeXL Pro can automate your network analysis to generate reports and insights with just a few clicks. See the video or take a look at the Tutorial on Automating NodeXL Pro!