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WikiSym NodeXL SNA Map 3 October 2011

October 3rd, 2011 by Marc Smith · 1 Comment

WikiSym 2011,  the conference on Wiki and open collaboration research took place October 3-5 in Mountain View, California.

At the end of the conference on October 5th, the network of connections among the people who tweeted about Wikisym looked like this:

These are the connections among the Twitter users who recently tweeted the word wikisym when queried on October 5, 2011, scaled by numbers of followers (with outliers thresholded). Connections are created when users reply, mention or follow one another.

See: www.wikisym.org/

Top most between users:
@edchi
@jfelipe
@phauly
@readermeter
@hfordsa
@wikisym
@clifflampe
@staeiou
@geoplace
@wikimedia

Graph Metric: Value
Graph Type: Directed
Vertices: 170
Unique Edges: 1163
Edges With Duplicates: 2165
Total Edges: 3328
Self-Loops: 658
Connected Components: 5
Single-Vertex Connected Components: 3
Maximum Vertices in a Connected Component: 165
Maximum Edges in a Connected Component: 3319
Maximum Geodesic Distance (Diameter): 6
Average Geodesic Distance: 2.385502
Graph Density: 0.052941176
NodeXL Version: 1.0.1.179

In contrast, a few days earlier, these are the connections among the Twitter users who recently tweeted the word wikisym when queried on October 3, 2011, scaled by numbers of followers (with outliers thresholded). Connections created when users reply, mention or follow one another.

Top most between users:
@wikisym

@jfelipe
@andicat
@geoplace
@staeiou
@dirkriehle
@wikimedia
@edchi
@bkeegan
@hfordsa

Graph Metric: Value
Graph Type: Directed
Vertices: 78
Unique Edges: 459
Edges With Duplicates: 354
Total Edges: 813
Self-Loops: 132
Connected Components: 10
Single-Vertex Connected Components: 8
Maximum Vertices in a Connected Component: 68
Maximum Edges in a Connected Component: 800
Maximum Geodesic Distance (Diameter): 5
Average Geodesic Distance: 2.207506
Graph Density: 0.086913087
NodeXL Version: 1.0.1.179

More NodeXL network visualizations are here: www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/sets/72157622437066929/

NodeXL is free and open and available from www.codeplex.com/nodexl

NodeXL is developed by the Social Media Research Foundation (www.smrfoundation.org) – which is dedicated to open tools, open data, and open scholarship.

The book, Analyzing social media networks with NodeXL: Insights from a connected world, is available from Morgan Kaufmann and from Amazon.

Marc Smith on Twitter.

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