Last week I made a video with Norm Rose from Travel Tech Consulting about the ways different airlines get talked about in twitter. Norm explores new technologies that impact the travel business and he asked me to create two maps:…
Along with my colleague Eduarda Mendes-Rodriguez I will be speaking at the University of Porto next Friday, March 26th. Hands-on Workshop – Social Media Network Analysis in NodeXL This workshop provides an overview of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and its application to…
I will attend and speak at a symposium being heldMarch 24-25, 2010 at the IE University Department of Communication in Segovia, Spain. The topic is: Transnational connections: Challenges and opportunities for communication. "The Symposium aims to generate discussion on cutting-edge ideas in…
After speaking at the Israel Internet Association conference February 22, I will speak at IBM Research in Haifa at an event co-sponsored by the University of Haifa Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the M.A. program in Sociology of Technology. My hosts are Professor Gustavo Mesch from the university and Dr. Adam Perer from IBM research.
Wednesday, February 24th, 1 pm
Title: Visualizing collections of social media connections: using social network analysis to assess, evaluate and measure social media engagement
Abstract: Social networks are created whenever people interact. These networks become more visible when interactions take place through social media. Social networks form when people link, reply, comment, edit, tag, and friend one another. Sub-populations are formed whenever people mention the same company, products, event, topic, or personality. Using social network analysis on collections of social media connections reveals important patterns: how are people clustered and grouped, where are the gaps, who plays the roles of bridge, hub, and isolate? In this talk I will display maps of twitter, you tube, flickr, and enterprise email systems and demonstrate several tools that can be used to collect, analyze, map and monitor social media, including the free and open NodeXL (network overview, discovery and exploration) add-in Excel 2007.
Here, for example, is a map of the connections among people who recently mentioned “haifa” in twitter sized by number of followers:
Some photos taken during the trip are available after the jump:
Time for another NodeXL update: sparklines! Sparklines are a nifty and compact way of displaying a line chart in a small area. Setting dynamic filters in NodeXL has been somewhat like rummaging around in the dark: without a way to…
My good friend and colleague Jeff Ubois recently edited and released a volume entitled Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility for the Fondazione Giannino Bassetti. Some of my comments on the topic of innovation from a conversation with Jeff are included in the volume which collects a wide range of thoughts about the nature and consequence of technical change.
Table Of Contents
About the Question
Choosing Subjects: Where Does Responsibility Matter Now?
Genetics And Healthcare
Thomas Murray, The Hastings Center
Ignacio Chapela: Drawing a Boundary Around the Lab
Arthur Caplan: Innovation as Politics
David Magnus & Mildred Cho: True Fictions
Christine Peterson: Nanotechnology and Enhancement
Lawrence Gasman: Nanomarkets
Robotics And Computing
Ronald Arkin: Embedding Values in Machines
Jeff Jonas: Applying the UN declaration of human rights
Marc Smith: Invention, mitigation, accounting and externalities
Mikko Ahonen: Open Innovation … and Radiation Safety
Roberto Verganti: Varieties of Design Innovation
Michael Twidale: IRBs, Design, Empowerment,
My comments from the volume are after the fold…