Social Network Analysis

Using Onodo to Learn Network Analysis and Visualisation

During our seminar on Network Analysis and Visualisation in DH6010/6019 this past semester as a group we enjoyed a case study involving network analysis of the Star Wars characters presented by Evelina Gabasova (http://evelinag.com/blog/2016/01-25-social-network-force-awakens/index.html#.V7Mn5WXi-f4). She does a superb job of combining analysis, explaining her

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Using Onodo to Learn Network Analysis and Visualisation

During our seminar on Network Analysis and Visualisation in DH6010/6019 this past semester as a group we enjoyed a case study involving network analysis of the Star Wars characters presented by Evelina Gabasova (http://evelinag.com/blog/2016/01-25-social-network-force-awakens/index.html#.V7Mn5WXi-f4). She does a superb job of combining analysis, explaining her

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Genealogy and GEDCOM as a Network Exploration Facility

Nicholas Jenkins, in the Kindred Britain project, began his data excursion using the GEDCOM format and the OpenSource genealogical platform PHPGEDView. A logical and appropriate choice. He was working with individuals and was interested in their interrelations.

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Genealogy and GEDCOM as a Network Exploration Facility

Nicholas Jenkins, in the Kindred Britain project, began his data excursion using the GEDCOM format and the OpenSource genealogical platform PHPGEDView. A logical and appropriate choice. He was working with individuals and was interested in their interrelations.

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Data Source Handbook: A Guide to Public Data

The Data Source Handbook by Pete Warden provides a concise and handy guide to some of the main sources of public data accessible on the web today. It’s a very short book of 40 pages. This in itself does not

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Data Source Handbook: A Guide to Public Data

The Data Source Handbook by Pete Warden provides a concise and handy guide to some of the main sources of public data accessible on the web today. It’s a very short book of 40 pages. This in itself does not

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Mining the Social Web by Matthew A Russell

In Mining the Social Web Matthew A Russell offers to instruct in identifying social connections, trends in discussion and locations by tapping into social media data. He succeeds in spades. This fast-paced and rich handbook jumps right into the fray

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Mining the Social Web by Matthew A Russell

In Mining the Social Web Matthew A Russell offers to instruct in identifying social connections, trends in discussion and locations by tapping into social media data. He succeeds in spades. This fast-paced and rich handbook jumps right into the fray

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Digital Nomadacity

The consistently thought-provoking Chris Brogan explores how current digital tools provide for greater freedom in employment and life in general. Chris makes some prescient pontifications on technologies and ponders why one should focus on being more mobile or consider being

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Digital Nomadacity

The consistently thought-provoking Chris Brogan explores how current digital tools provide for greater freedom in employment and life in general. Chris makes some prescient pontifications on technologies and ponders why one should focus on being more mobile or consider being

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Do Friends Count?

I have a few friends on Facebook. Last week at the Social Network/ing Conference, I was reminded that the Many Eyes application has a Facebook application that quickly grabs your social network and allows you to paste it into Many

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Do Friends Count?

I have a few friends on Facebook. Last week at the Social Network/ing Conference, I was reminded that the Many Eyes application has a Facebook application that quickly grabs your social network and allows you to paste it into Many

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Viégas on Visual Analysis of Social Networks

What a treat! I had had the honour of meeting and spending the last two days chatting with Fernanda Viégas from the Visual Communications Lab. Her work has been and continues to be inspirational for me personally and to the

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Viégas on Visual Analysis of Social Networks

What a treat! I had had the honour of meeting and spending the last two days chatting with Fernanda Viégas from the Visual Communications Lab. Her work has been and continues to be inspirational for me personally and to the

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Goldfarb on Collabouration and BITnet

Avi Goldfarb presented a fast, concise, and effective discussion of what conclusions could be drawn about the multi-institutional collaboration between US universities during the era of BitNET adoption, 1981 – 1990. A bit of internet history, my ears perked up

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Goldfarb on Collabouration and BITnet

Avi Goldfarb presented a fast, concise, and effective discussion of what conclusions could be drawn about the multi-institutional collaboration between US universities during the era of BitNET adoption, 1981 – 1990. A bit of internet history, my ears perked up

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Easterbrook on Socio-Technical Congruence

Despite technical difficulties (presenter’s worst nightmare – LCD projector bulb burnout), Steve Easterbrook demonstrated the usefulness of comparing software structures to social networks of developers to measure operational effectiveness. His well-argued and logical presentation ‘Increasing Shared Understanding in Software Teams

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Easterbrook on Socio-Technical Congruence

Despite technical difficulties (presenter’s worst nightmare – LCD projector bulb burnout), Steve Easterbrook demonstrated the usefulness of comparing software structures to social networks of developers to measure operational effectiveness. His well-argued and logical presentation ‘Increasing Shared Understanding in Software Teams

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Is the Visible Network a Good Thing?

Social Network/ing Week at the University of Toronto kicked off tonight with a fascinating keynote by Cornell’s Jon Kleinberg. ‘The Geography of Social and Information Networks,’ was one of the most fascinating applied mathematical lectures I can say to having

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Is the Visible Network a Good Thing?

Social Network/ing Week at the University of Toronto kicked off tonight with a fascinating keynote by Cornell’s Jon Kleinberg. ‘The Geography of Social and Information Networks,’ was one of the most fascinating applied mathematical lectures I can say to having

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Hampton on the Growth of Privatism in Public Spaces

Keith Hampton’s very faced-paced talk dealt with the impact of network and mobile technology on traditional face-to-face communication and the function of neighbourhood communities. He cut his teeth in the study of the Newmarket/Netville. More recently he has been experimenting

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Hampton on the Growth of Privatism in Public Spaces

Keith Hampton’s very faced-paced talk dealt with the impact of network and mobile technology on traditional face-to-face communication and the function of neighbourhood communities. He cut his teeth in the study of the Newmarket/Netville. More recently he has been experimenting

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Going Plazes 2.0

One of the more intriguing social networking applications that I have been enjoying over the last year has been Plazes.com. I blogged about my initial experiences with this spatial addition to the social sphere. Plazes uses your cyberspace IP to

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Going Plazes 2.0

One of the more intriguing social networking applications that I have been enjoying over the last year has been Plazes.com. I blogged about my initial experiences with this spatial addition to the social sphere. Plazes uses your cyberspace IP to

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Pushing the Wiki Space

My attention was drawn to a new Fortune Magazine initiative called the Corporate Org Chart Wiki. It bills itself as in early beta and clearly experimental. It claims to seek to ‘tap the collective knowledge’ of the community and to

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Pushing the Wiki Space

My attention was drawn to a new Fortune Magazine initiative called the Corporate Org Chart Wiki. It bills itself as in early beta and clearly experimental. It claims to seek to ‘tap the collective knowledge’ of the community and to

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Putting the Game into Shopping

I observed my first SmackShopping live internet game show today. Building on the last minute bidding fun of eBay, and the social networking/buying power of a large group of committed purchasers, JellyFish offers an intriguing experience. As a semi-standard demand

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Putting the Game into Shopping

I observed my first SmackShopping live internet game show today. Building on the last minute bidding fun of eBay, and the social networking/buying power of a large group of committed purchasers, JellyFish offers an intriguing experience. As a semi-standard demand

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the real social

I have spent the last decade naturally evolving towards a work day that largely takes place in coffee shops. Having written my MA largely at the Second Cup in Guelph and turned to the Starbucks before that to do business

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the real social

I have spent the last decade naturally evolving towards a work day that largely takes place in coffee shops. Having written my MA largely at the Second Cup in Guelph and turned to the Starbucks before that to do business

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An Interesting Take on del.icio.us

Browsing about through one of my Blue Dot friend’s additions, I read through an interesting article listing some education 2.0 sites. One of them is called stud.icio.us a site tied in with Facebook that provides a place to share notes

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An Interesting Take on del.icio.us

Browsing about through one of my Blue Dot friend’s additions, I read through an interesting article listing some education 2.0 sites. One of them is called stud.icio.us a site tied in with Facebook that provides a place to share notes

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Taking Data Visualisation to New Heights

A few weeks ago I blogged about Swivel, a cool place for kids to play with data and comment on others datasets and visualisations. Today Geoffrey blogged about an IBM Alphaworks site that takes this concept in a different direction.

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Taking Data Visualisation to New Heights

A few weeks ago I blogged about Swivel, a cool place for kids to play with data and comment on others datasets and visualisations. Today Geoffrey blogged about an IBM Alphaworks site that takes this concept in a different direction.

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A Fascinating Constellation

This constellation of researchers working in overlapping fields of knowledge, information, software and data visualization is a great jumping off spot.

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A Fascinating Constellation

This constellation of researchers working in overlapping fields of knowledge, information, software and data visualization is a great jumping off spot.

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Another Best of List

It’s that time of the year when we are bombarded with these, and like all of us I am trying to develop the appropriate strategies for winnowing out the chaff. The list of Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without

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Another Best of List

It’s that time of the year when we are bombarded with these, and like all of us I am trying to develop the appropriate strategies for winnowing out the chaff. The list of Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without

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Social Lending – Empowerment?

Is this an up and coming phenom? Zopa and Prosper are two two startups offering to bring together borrowers and lenders and offer . The sense of ‘Simness’ (as in simcity/sim this sim that) is an interesting note. … As

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Social Lending – Empowerment?

Is this an up and coming phenom? Zopa and Prosper are two two startups offering to bring together borrowers and lenders and offer . The sense of ‘Simness’ (as in simcity/sim this sim that) is an interesting note. … As

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Mining Social Networks For Profit

Everyone knows that the value is in the network. SNA is a wonderful tool for academic and I am using it to map my local webs of commerce. The folks at Spoke however are doing this one step better. They

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Mining Social Networks For Profit

Everyone knows that the value is in the network. SNA is a wonderful tool for academic and I am using it to map my local webs of commerce. The folks at Spoke however are doing this one step better. They

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