Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
May 23-26, 2010
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
The ICWSM 2010 conference starts Sunday. This is a very high quality conference on the study of social media. My colleague, Professor Derek Hansen, and I will lead a tutorial on using NodeXL to analyze social media networks.
SA2: Introduction to Social Media Network Analysis
Marc Smith (Connected Action) and
Derek Hansen (University of Maryland)
Social networks are the defining data structure of social media, created as people reply, link, click, favorite, friend, re-tweet, co-edit, mention, or tag one another. In this tutorial, we review the core concepts and methods of social network analysis and apply it to the collection, analysis, and visualization of social media networks. Using the free and open NodeXL application, learn how to extract a social media network and generate metrics and visualizations that highlight key people and positions within streams of tweets, videos, photos, or emails.