Thanks to Claire and Elise!
On September 20, 2013 I will participate in a workshop on social media network analysis at the Community, Journalism & Communication Research Center at the School of Journalism in the College of Communication at the University of Texas – Austin
The event will start Friday at 11:00AM at the BELO CENTER FOR NEW MEDIA. Bring data, questions and a copy of NodeXL for hands-on assistance.
The workshop will focus on the application of social network analysis to social media and the content exchanged through it.
Upcoming events, lectures and workshops related to NodeXL:
September 20, 2013:
School of Journalism, College of Communication, University of Texas – Austin
September 26-27, 2013
Universidad Externado, Bogota, Columbia
Kredible.Net workshop, Stanford University, CA http://kredible.net/in/
December 12 – 14 , 2013
DISC2013 International Conference on Social Network Analsysis in Daegu, South Korea – http://bit.ly/17LtWlo
July 28 – August 1, 2013
DSST 2013 Digital Societies and Social Technologies Summer Institute: NodeXL Training
University of Maryland — College Park, Maryland USA
I will be teaching a workshop on Thursday August 1st on using NodeXL for social media network analysis at the upcoming 2013 Digital Societies and Social Technologies Summer Institute at the University of Maryland. The Institute is devoted to training researchers in methods and theory that can help frame research into the social impacts of information technology:
MOOCs, Education and learning; personal health and well-being; open innovation, eScience, and citizen science; co-production, open source, and new forms of work; cultural heritage and information access; energy management and climate change; civic hacking, engagement and government; disaster response; cybersecurity and privacy – these are just a few problem domains where effective design and robust understanding of complex sociotechnical systems is critical. To meet these challenges a trans-disciplinary community of scholars has come together from fields as wide ranging as CSCW, HCI, social computing, organization studies, information visualization, social informatics, sociology, information systems, medical informatics, computer science, ICT for development, education, learning science, journalism, and political science.
For more information about the Summer Institute, contact the Summer Institute co-coordinators, Brian Butler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Susan Winter (email@example.com). For information about the broader community of researchers interested in design and study of sociotechnical systems, see: CSST (www.sociotech.net), Social Webshop (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/webshop2012/), the “Researchers of the Socio-Technical” Facebook group, or the CSST listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here are the slides from my talk:
Here is a round up of the social media network analysis talks, workshops, and training events I will be doing in the coming months:
|June 3-7, 2013
Social Media Network Analysis Workshop at LINKS2013
University of Kentucky
May 20-24, 2013
|April 12, 2013
PASS Business Analytics Conference: Mapping social media with NodeXL
|April 8 and 9, 2013
NSF workshop: Kredible.Net – Study reputation and social roles on social mediaPurdue University
|March 26, 2013
OCTribe – San Francisco Online Community Meetup – Mapping Social Media with NodeXL
San Francisco, CA
SF Online Community MeetUp is the free monthly gathering of online community managers, enthusiasts, and innovators to meet and discuss tools and strategies for building and managing effective communities.
During our March 26 Meetup we’re happy to welcome Marc A. Smith, Chief Social Scientist at Connected Action Consulting Group for his talk, “Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL.” The talk will explore how the Social Media Research Foundation, an organization formed to develop open tools and data sets and to foster scholarship related to social media, is using NodeXL to create social network maps. Learn how you can use this free and open tool to map public social media conversations happening among your online community across social networks. Find out how NodeXL can augment your existing community management practices to identify key influencers in your community, discover relationships and strategic hashtags, and more.
- Follow the action on Twitter: hashtag: #octribe.
- Watch the event live on Adobe Connect.
- Join the San Francisco Online Community MeetUp group on Facebook
This week long program has for many years provided intensive training in network methods, research, and tools.
I am excited to attend some of the program and meet researchers and students working on networks of all sorts. I will do a short hands-on talk about NodeXL and a longer day devoted to the broader ways networks are useful for the study of social media.
Interested in applying social network methods to better understand the structure of your business or organization?
- Self-paced e-learning (4 hours)
- Introduction to Social/Organisational Network Analysis
- Network patterns and metrics
- Software tools for network analysis
- Managing an ONA Project
- Module 1: Scoping your ONA Project (2 hour virtual session hosted by Patti Anklam)
- Determining which business problem to solve with ONA
- Review of case-studies
- Determining your questions
- Module 2: Setting up your ONA survey (2 hour virtual session hosted by Cai Kjaer / Laurence Lock Lee)
- Setting up your survey
- Working with mailing lists and other lists
- Creating relationship sets and network questions
- Previewing and launching the survey
- Tracking progress and downloading responses
- Module 3: Visualise networks with NodeXL (2 hour virtual session hosted by Marc Smith)
- Getting started with NodeXL
- Calculating and visualizing network metrics
- Preparing data and filtering
- Importing data from Social Media tools
- Clustering and grouping
A number of ONA Practitioner Courses are available to suit the timezones of participants located in the US, Europe and/or Asia-Pacific (but not restricted to these regions):
|Course Code||Date and Time||Time Zone||Payment|
|OPC-2012-13-APAC||27 March 2012 to 25 April 2012
(Registration deadline is 13 March 2012)Module 1: 11 April 2012 (11am – 1pm)
Module 2: 18 April 2012 (11am – 1pm)
Module 3: 25 April 2012 (11am – 1pm)
Self-paced to be completed before starting module 1.
|Asia-Pacific – Sydney EST||$US 1,599|
|OPC-2012-17-US||25 April 2012 to 22 May 2012
(Registration deadline is 11 April 2012)Module 1: 8 May 2012 (4 – 6pm)
Module 2: 15 May 2012 (4 – 6pm)
Module 3: 22 May 2012 (4 – 6pm)
Self-paced to be completed before starting module 1.
|Americas – New York EST||$US 1,599|
Methodologies for Web and Social Media Data Analysis in Social Science and Policy Research
November 9th 9.00 am – 5.30 pm.
Course Summary: Networks are everywhere in the natural and social world. New tools are making the task of getting, processing, measuring, visualizing and gaining insights from network data sets easier than ever before. The rise of social media offers a new and abundant source of network data. The NodeXL project (http://www.codeplex.com/nodexl) from the Social Media Research Foundation (http://www.smrfoundation.org) offers a free and open path to network overview, discovery and exploration within the context of the familiar Excel spreadsheet. In this short course we will introduce the NodeXL application and review the landscape of networks, social networks, and social media networks. Using the tool, non-programmers can quickly select a network of interest from various social media and other data sources. Twitter, flickr, YouTube, email, the World Wide Web, and Facebook data can be quickly imported into NodeXL. Networks can then be analyzed and visualized using tools similar to those used to create a pie chart or line graph . As the challenge and cost of network acquisition and analysis drops, abundant data sets are being generated that document the range of variation of diverse sources of social media. How many different kinds of Twitter hashtags exist? Using snapshots of hundreds of hashtags collected over a year, it is now possible to build rough taxonomies of this kind of social media. NodeXL provides access to a web gallery of data , allowing users to browse existing data sets and upload their own as well. Borrowing the vision of telescope arrays that create composite images far better than any individual instrument could, the Social Media Research Foundation envisions an user generated archive that provides a research asset that supports the collective effort to understand the structures and dynamics of network data.
 NodeXL Image Gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/sets/72157622437066929/
 NodeXL Graph Gallery: http://nodexlgraphgallery.org
After this course, participants will:
(1) Be familiar with the basic concepts of networks, social networks and social media networks
(2) Understand the core features of the NodeXL network analysis and visualization tool
(3) Review images and data sets for dozens of different social media networks
(4) Learn to identify general types of social media networks along with the key people and groups within them
This course is suitable for people with some experience or interest in social media, social science, or social network analysis. It is particularly appropriate for those who are involved in studying social structures and their change over time.
Laboratory and IT requirements:
Participants will need access to a computer connected to the Internet and will be supplied with the free NodeXL software.
Analyzing social media networks with NodeXL: Insights from a connected world
Discussion catalysts in online political discussions: Content importers and conversation starters
I have enjoyed and been educated by my previous visits to South Africa and the Mobile Web in Africa conference, now in its 3rd year.
MWA gathers the many parts of the picture of mobile technologies in play across the African continent.
Here is the agenda for the workshop on Friday, November 25th.
Photos from the prior two years of Mobile Web Africa after the jump: