News & updates from the Social Media Research Foundation - 2 - 2020

New: NodeXL Pro Cloud Edition
NodeXL Pro in the Cloud

A new way to access NodeXL! The NodeXL Pro Cloud Edition is now available for Students, Academics and Commercial Users. Powered by Amazon Web Services AppStream, NodeXL Pro Cloud Edition offers reliable, accessible, and performant access to NodeXL.

This packages together a monthly NodeXL Pro license combined with the computer, Windows operating system, Office suite, and NodeXL preloaded and installed - ready to use from almost any connected device (Mac, Linux, Tablet, & more!) with a web browser.

NodeXL Pro Cloud Edition simplifies the process of deploying NodeXL to a wide variety of devices. Most browsers then display a fully configured desktop with NodeXL installed and ready to run.

Update I: 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.

Update II: NodeXL Pro performance improvements

You may already have noticed that NodeXL Pro runs much faster since the release of NodeXL Pro Version Especially when working with larger datasets, the performance speed of NodeXL Pro has almost doubled.

Our development team has implemented code changes with the help of Excelguru Ken Puls. ExcelGuru LogoKen is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in Microsoft Excel, Power Query, and Power BI. Thank you very much, Ken!

Update III: NodeXL Pro - Power BI Edition

We are getting much closer to the release of the NodeXL Pro integration with Microsoft Power BI in October 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!).

Interested in NodeXL Pro Power BI Edition?
Contact us for details!

Featured NodeXL Tweet
Featured Tweet 2-2020
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.

Featured NodeXL Publications

How Covid-19 led to a #Rentstrike and what it can teach us about online organizing
by Margherita Massarenti

Intensive WOM-behavior in the healthcare sector–the case of an Austrian hospital’s Facebooksite
by Sebastian Martin and Birgit Grüb

Communication Network Analysis #INA_CoronaVirusAlertOn Twitter
by Dewi Kartika Sari and Nur Aji Wibowo

Graph analysis and visualization techniques in Psychology: using NodeXL
by Maély Ferreira Holanda Ramos, Fernando Augusto Ramos Pontes, Simone Souza da Costa Silva and Erika Cristina de Carvalho Silva Pereira

Reading the urban socio-spatial network through space syntax and geo-tagged Twitter data
by Aminreza Iranmanesh

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

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!

Work in progress? Need help with your NodeXL network map?

Contact us for a remote session to optimize your NodeXL network map(s) for your publication.

Featured NodeXL Videos
YouTube Video NodeXL Bundestag

YouTube Video: INSNA Sunbelt 2020 Presentation - Bundestag Network Analysis with NodeXL Pro

YouTube Video: The new normal for learning, health, and misinformation

Upcoming NodeXL Events

Join us for talks and workshops on networks, social networks, social media networks, and more.

November 2-3, 2020: SciCAR20 - Where science meets computer assisted reporting: Social Network analysis and data journalism by Harald Meier

November 6, 2020: Mining Social Media Event : Nottingham University Graduate School: Introduction to NodeXL by Dr. Wasim Ahmed

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”.

The Official NodeXL Book

Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: 
Insights from a Connected World (2nd edition)

The official NodeXL book

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 Pro Tutorials

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

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.


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