by chris.corwin - - We have several data import providers (spigots) in NodeXL that query popular sources of social media for information that can be processed into a network graph. User and search term networks from Twitter, YouTube, and flickr…
If you are attending the CHI 2010 conference in Atlanta and are interested in social media network analysis, consider attending this tutorial:
CN03: Introduction to Social Network Analysis
Time: Monday, 12 April 2010, 11:30 to 18:00
Organizers: Marc A. Smith, C.S. Ang, Derek Hansen, Panayiotis Zaphiris
Presenters: Derek Hansen, Panayiotis Zaphiris
This course provides an overview of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and demonstrates through theory and practical case studies how it can be used in HCI (especially computer-mediated communication and CSCW) research and practise. This topic is of particular importance due to the popularity of social networking websites (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, MySpace etc.) and social computing. As people increasingly use online communities for social interaction, new methods are needed to study these phenomena. SNA is a valuable contribution to HCI research as it gives an opportunity to rigorously study the complex patterns of online communication.
Social network theory views a network as a group of actors who are connected by a set of relationships. Actors are often people, but can also be nations, organizations, objects etc. Social Network Analysis (SNA) focuses on patterns of relations between these actors. It seeks to describe networks of relations as fully as possible. This includes teasing out the prominent patterns in such networks, tracing the flow of information through them, and discovering what effects these relations and networks have on people and organizations. It can therefore be used to study network patterns of organizations, ideas, and people that are connected via various means in an online environment.
In the latest releases (since v.22.214.171.124) NodeXL allows users to pan, zoom, and scale the network graph in a more refined way. These new control elements allow for the selection of a set of nodes (arrow), the addition of another…
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…
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: