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Mapping social media networks of news media outlets in Twitter with NodeXL

May 4th, 2013 by Marc Smith · 4 Comments

Here are recent graphs of Twitter networks for several news media outlets :
@cnn Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for  Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:44 UTC

@cnn
bbcworld Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:53 UTC

bbcworld
@washingtonpost Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:44 UTC

@washingtonpost
theeconomist Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for  Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:47 UTC

theeconomist
@latimes Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:43 UTC

@latimes
@FT OR @financialtimes Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:44 UTC

@FT OR @financialtimes
@nytimes Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:36 UTC

@nytimes
cbcnews Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:35 UTC

cbcnews
@newshour Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:20 UTC

@newshour
nbcnews Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:16 UTC

nbcnews
bbcnews Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:13 UTC

bbcnews
cbsnews Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Saturday, 04 May 2013 at 17:01 UTC

cbsnews

The common “broadcast” structure is common to most of these news media outlets, it appears as a “hub and spoke” pattern.  The people at the end of these spokes are the “audience”.  Some of these news networks have many more “isolates” or “brand” mentioners – these are the grids of individuals with no connections to others.  In contrast some contributors are densely connected in communities of discussion formed around various topics.

Tags: Measuring social media · Metrics · NodeXL · Research · SNA · Social Media · Social Media Research Foundation · Social network · Social Network Analysis · Visualization