Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels

Joitske Hulsebosch

This year I''ve been drawn to the power of social network analysis. Even though this is quite a scientific course, you learn new ways of looking at networks and for instance using Gephi with all its possibilities. What kind of people would you like to have in your network.

Making the invisible visible with social network analysis

Joitske Hulsebosch

Together with Koen Faber , Josien Kapma and Niels Schuddeboom we have an informal dutch group who want to learn about social network analysis. It is good to have conversations about a network. What is the role of ''a true picture'' of the network?

Ethics in Social Network Analysis

Net-Map Toolbox

Network data is fundamentally different in that as a researcher you can only make sense of the data if your respondents identify specific other actors by name. I don’t even do any magic afterwards with the data (as you do when transforming survey answers into network diagrams).

Social network analysis: how to use it for online networks using social media?

Joitske Hulsebosch

One of my huge interests is networks and how they can thrive online. I still work regularly with networks and communities. Social Network Analysis seems to be the Venn diagramming of the online world.

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Social Network Analysis in the public sector

Collaborative Thinking

SAP Innovation: Social Networking at the Service of the French Public Sector | SAP Web 2.0. Many people today are active members of professional social networks such as LinkedIn or Viadeo, and want it to be as easy to find an internal contact as it is externally. SAP Innovation: Social Networking at the Service of the French Public Sector | SAP Web 2.0. Demonstration Site: Social Network Analyzer demo. Social Network Analyzer demo.

X-RIME: Hadoop based large scale social network analysis

Collaborative Thinking

Earlier this year I added to this post: Social Graph Engines (Updated). Below are some other interesting efforts: X-RIME: Hadoop based large scale social network analysis. Today's Internet-based social network sites possess huge user communities. A key enabler for this is a cost efficient solution for social data management and social network analysis (SNA). X-RIME: Hadoop based large scale social network analysis.

Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

I thought it might be interesting to have a travel log (including an evolving network map) which starts with people we meet and then support this with the places that we meet, rather than the other way around. There is a connection to ‘Social Business’ here. Networks aren’t selective.

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The State of Social Network Analysis in Business: LINKS Workshop Report

21st Century Organization

June 7- 11 I had the good fortune of taking a deeper dive into social network analysis (SNA) at the University of Kentucky's Links Center Summer Workshop. . When automated tools perform the analysis, users may resent knowing that software is analyzing their behavior.

Green Chameleon » Ethics and Social Network Analysis

Green Chameleon

Posted by Patrick Lambe on 09/01/08 at 12: 16 PM | Categories: KM Applied , Social Network Analysis | Permalink 1 Comment so far Graham Durant-Law Hi Patrick. Cross, Andrew Parker, Rob Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations Theodore Zeldin: Conversation: How Talk Can Change Our Lives © 2006-2008 Straits Knowledge.

Annotated list of social network analysis software

Net-Map Toolbox

And even if you don’t, his website is definitely worth going to – if you have some time at your hand, because you are basically guaranteed to loose yourself for a while in the depth and scope of his knowledge documentation around monitoring and evaluation – with a network twist

Social Network Analysis Workshop

TNT - The Network Thinker

Valdis Krebs will be presenting a 1/2 day workshop on practical applications of social network analysis [SNA] at the upcoming Sunbelt Social Network Conference sponsored by INSNA -- International Network for Social Network Analysis.

February 18th-23rd: All the Network Analysis Gurus and a Net-Map training in Tampa, Florida

Net-Map Toolbox

The International Network for Social Network Analysis ( INSNA ) is hosting their annual Sunbelt conference, 750+ paralell talks , training workshops in all kinds of network tools, a rainy Florida beach and all the big names will be there.

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Investing in Social Network Analysis

TNT - The Network Thinker

CNET is reporting that social network analysis company, Visible Path [VP], is about be acquired by a very large firm. VP is one of the few businesses focused on social networks that actually know what they are doing -- no smoke and mirrors, nor beacons here.

Organizational Network Analysis - A Great Session at KM World 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

I talked to him this morning my time (4am in Norway, 11pm in DC), and he said that he had attended an "excellent" session on organizational network analysis as a pre-conference workshop. The workshop, W13 - Organizational Network Analysis and Tools was presented by Patti Anklam. " If you missed it, like I did, Patti is the author of Net Work: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Networks at Work and in the World.

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Web Site Social Network Analysis

TNT - The Network Thinker

GA provides various export options of the data it presents to webmasters, so I have started to export some of the interesting views as CSV files which I then import into InFlow for social network analysis.

Who is good at qualitative network analysis?

Net-Map Toolbox

It’s hit and miss, either they get it or not… Qualitative network analysis is one of these things. So let me try to tell you how I think it works and you can see if that makes sense: You collect network data in a way that involves collecting network narratives (stories about how the network works) and a visual representation of the network. and try to say something about how network structures are linked to network performance.

New Window on Social Network Analysis in Organizations

TNT - The Network Thinker

They have been a fan of social network analysis for several years now. Recently, they sent out this press release about how social and organizational network analysis fits into their concept of "Pattern-Based Strategy."

Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. e-mail, community site, social collaboration platform, etc.). Social theory and design. Connects enterprise social networking efforts to its enterprise architecture (EA) program.

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Bright Future for Social Network Analysis?

TNT - The Network Thinker

Message #1 includes social network analysis. Gartner said that Social Network Interaction is where leading-edge companies will make their mark and wield their influence. Good advice from the Gartner Group at their Symposium/ITxpo: Emerging Trends this week.

Hippolyte Affognon (ILRI) writes: Implementing knowledge acquired through Social Network Analysis training

Net-Map Toolbox

Eva Schiffer, an expert in Social Network Analysis (SNA), gave training on SNA on the campus of ILRI Nairobi, Kenya from 13 to 17th October 2008. We used workshops as means to gather the information necessary for the analysis and we noticed that the absence of relevant actors at the workshops may lead to serious gaps in the analysis.

social network analysis fun & games (1)

Engineers without Fears

I've pretty much got my head round the VNA data format and it generates cute pictures such as this: Maje offers nifty 3D visualisations of social networks like this*: And now I am wrestling with UCInet.

New White Paper on “Organisational Network Analysis: Beyond Business Process Mapping”

Governance in a Networked World

In this paper we position Organisational Network Analysis (ONA) between Social Network Analysis (SNA), Business Process Mapping (BPM) and Value Network Analysis (VNA). We illustrate the approach with a case study.

Public Policy and the Idea of the Vietnamese State: The Cultural Political Economy of Domestic Water Supply

Net-Map Toolbox

RWS administrative practices function to sustain the core social and political order in Vietnam as institutionalised in “the state”, rather than being primarily oriented to improving rural water supply. Molinga Political Economy Social Network Analysis state legitimacy The state Vietnam

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Social networks and social networking

Portals and KM

I've been doing social network analysis since 2001. With the upswing over the past few years of the social networking sites the language has got a bit blurry. When I do my NetWork workshops, I now need to help people distinguish the basics of "social networks" as distinct from the phenomenon of linking.

Green Chameleon » Social Networks and Identity Mapping

Green Chameleon

It all started with Josh Porter who has been blogging ( here and here ) on how we form networks that look like concentric circles, where trust dissipates outwards, using Ben Shneiderman’s “Circles of Relationships&# visualisation.

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social network analysis fun & games (2)

Engineers without Fears

Krackhardt's Graph Theoretical Dimensions of Hierarchy; Density; E-I index; Cliques; N-cliques; N-clans; K-plexes; K-cores; F-groups; Lambda sets and bridges; Automorphic equivalence; Optimization by Tabu search; Two-mode SVD analysis. The list goes on. SNA has its own arcane set of techniques and an equally arcane language to decribe them. Other forms of data mining have their own obscure vocabularies (CHAID, CART, k-Nearest-Neighbour) and they have been heavily used in the CRM world.

OSNA - Open Source Network Analysis

TNT - The Network Thinker

You specialize in OSNA -- open source network analysis ", he said. Look at all of these networks you have mapped with data from the Internet", he continued. I will discuss OSNA at the New Network Theory Conference in Amsterdam, 28-30 June, 2007.

Social capital measures in dynamic social networks?

Bas Rues

I’ve been reading literature about social network analysis (SNA) lately for my research. However, many research does not address the value of the potential (or past) changes in the network, it especially addresses the value (social capital) of a snapshot of the network, the value of the existing social ties. In my view, it is not complete to study social networks as static. Analysis of a network is always a snapshot in time.

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Leading from the Bottom

Governance in a Networked World

Over a decade and a half of Social Network Analysis (SNA) studies has highlighted to us just how embedded this model is within organisations, though clearly the degree of hierarchical compliance does vary significantly across industries. We have been long term advocates of J.B.

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Connecting the Dots -- Social Network Analysis of 9-11 Terror Network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

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Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. e-mail, community site, social collaboration platform, etc.). Social theory and design. Connects enterprise social networking efforts to its enterprise architecture (EA) program.

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RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

Over the past few years the RSA’s Connected Communities project has developed methods for mapping who knows who in neighbourhoods, and how they can form a social network. Together they should be able to achieve more than they could without the benefit of wider network connections.

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RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

Over the past few years the RSA’s Connected Communities project has developed methods for mapping who knows who in neighbourhoods, and how they can form a social network. Together they should be able to achieve more than they could without the benefit of wider network connections.

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Year-End Thoughts On Social Media, Social Networking Social Analytics

Collaborative Thinking

& Social Software (Part 3). & Social Software (Part 2). & Social Software. While a lot of my research agenda and client interactions focused on collaboration and Enterprise 2.0 / social software during 2009, the most sizeable amount of time and energy for me this year was spent on social media, social networking, and social analytics (externally as well as internally). Social Media. One Way To Look At Social Computing.

Overlapping communities by multiple group membership: quantum behavior in social networks

Bas Rues

In social network analysis, a network often looks quite simple, when you zoom in to a certain section. These networks are often visualized as a snapshot in time for sake of simplicity, and more often than not are overly simplified for readability purposes.

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Social Physics: Oxymoron or Big 'Social' Data Tipping Point?

Governance in a Networked World

Pentland is perhaps best known for his ‘social tags’ used for monitoring individual human interactions to identify those interaction most associated with productive teams. The book essentially builds on his earlier work with social tags and effective teams.

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Who would you like to sit near at work?

Governance in a Networked World

Sounds a simple enough question, but likely to provoke a mix of emotions that strikes at the heart of the social and business dichotomy. Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method of choice for analyzing and understanding informal collaboration patterns.

2014 153

Did Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really get it Wrong in Banning "Work from Home"?

Governance in a Networked World

Principally, my upcoming presentation at the Social Business Forum 2014 in Milan at the beginning of July is one. I’ve been presenting at the Open Knowledge social business forums since the very first one in 2008 held in Varese and pioneering what was then called Enterprise 2.0.

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Rare opportunity: Learn Net-Map in the UK!

Net-Map Toolbox

How about hanging out at the beach, learning Net-Map and meeting about 1000 highly intelligent social network analysis experts of every discipline, who do everything from crazy complex quantitative stuff to anthropologically observing network development on the ground? Though my talk will not be about Net-Map but about the new network pattern cards which I am developing.

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Social networks and XY

Net-Map Toolbox

That’s the really interesting stuff, combining the analysis of social networks with the analysis of something else (XY): What kinds of networks are linked to greater innovations in companies (you need to collect indicators of innovativeness in addition to the network analysis), higher welfare in African villages (add welfare indicators) or being more effective terrorists (count successful acts of terrorism).

Social networks and XY

Net-Map Toolbox

That’s the really interesting stuff, combining the analysis of social networks with the analysis of something else (XY): What kinds of networks are linked to greater innovations in companies (you need to collect indicators of innovativeness in addition to the network analysis), higher welfare in African villages (add welfare indicators) or being more effective terrorists (count successful acts of terrorism).

Collaborative Thinking: Social Networks Seem To Travel Well

Collaborative Thinking

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, in unveiling its 2008 technology plans, said it is developing networking applications to reside in an enhanced traveler tool (BTNonline, Feb. Lichtenstein said the social networking capabilities are a communications tool, separate from travel policy and approval.

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The Social Enterprise:?Next Practices in Social Networks and Media

Portals and KM

The Social Enterprise:?Next Next Practices in Social Networks and Media.  Deloitte Financial Advisory Services start off with The Social Enterprise:? Researcher at IBM covers The Social Enterprise: ? After the morning break Valdis Krebs at orgnet.com discusses Organizational Network Analysis :   ? Introduction to Enterprise Social Network Analysis using  InFlow 3.1. Optimizing Enterprise Networks.

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