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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.

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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?

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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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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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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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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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Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. link] Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship danah m. We chose not to employ the term "networking" for two reasons: emphasis and scope. Not all social network sites began as such.

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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).

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Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

It’s worth checking out; and even though it’s still not particularly useful so far, the service does provide an interesting look at were network analytics is likely to go in the not-too-distant future – and that’s going to get pretty interesting, I think.

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Influence and local social networks

Neighbourhoods

About ten years ago in community development and policy circles there were lots of conversations about using social network analysis to get at understandings of 'community' and thereby contribute to policy.   Neighbourhood relations Social capital Social exclusion

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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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Guest Post: Net-Map in cultural development in Germany

Net-Map Toolbox

With the decision to perform a network analysis, the Institute for Cultural Policy entered new territory within the framework of cultural development processes. They were then asked to draw actors on a network card using a large sheet of paper and pens.

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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.

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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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Community vs. Social Network - Lithosphere Community

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Lithosphere Community Sign In Forums Up 24 Comments Community vs. Social Network MikeW (Lithium Guru) Jun 6 Labels: Cyber Anthropology Social Media Michael Wu, Ph.D. is Lithiums Principal Scientist of Analytics, digging into the complex dynamics of social interaction and online communities. Since 2008, “ social media ” has become a heavily-used buzz word in the corporate world. The question is “what is social media?” Each person has one social network.

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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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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.

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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.

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Do social networks help farmers detect cattle disease? And what does that have to do with you?

Net-Map Toolbox

One of my first assignments as independent consultant three years ago was to teach an introduction to Social Network Analysis at the International Lifestock Research Institute in Kenya. Descriptive analysis and a linear regression model were used to analyze the data.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Mapping Our Friendships Over Time and Space: The Future of Social Network Analysis

Collaborative Thinking

There is a "human geography" aspect to how networks emerge, form, and evolve over time that sometimes I think we miss. Mapping Our Friendships Over Time and Space: The Future of Social Network Analysis. What new things could we discover if social network analysis took time and space into account, in addition to the raw connections between people? That's very valuable information that the social web has barely begun to tackle capturing.

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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.

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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.

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The Primal Forces that Drive Social Networks | Digital Tonto

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

The Primal Forces that Drive Social Networks 2009 September 6 tags: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi , Chris Andersen , Duncan Watts , Long Tail , Mark Granovetter , Network Theory , Réka Albert , Social Media , Steven Strogatz by Greg Social Networks are revolutionizing how we view our world. However, it is very rare to hear anything about the underlying forces that actually drive the social network phenomenon. Networks Grow, Don’t They?

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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.

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I love being a small fish

Net-Map Toolbox

When I work with people who know nothing about network analysis… (picture copyright Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary). Next week I’ll be a very small fish – at the annual conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis in Hamburg, Germany.

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Do your networks own you – or do you own them?

Net-Map Toolbox

Coming back from the largest meeting of social network analysts, the Sunbelt Conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis ( INSNA ) I realize that my approach to this question might be different from the mainstream in the field.

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RSA - Connected Communities - How social networks power and sustain the Big Society

John Tropea - Delicious Community

They often failed to deliver on key social capital improvements such as improving trust between residents or fostering a greater sense of belonging. In this report we argue for a new approach to community regeneration, based on an understanding of the importance of social networks, such an approach has the potential to bring about significant improvements in efforts to combat isolation and to support the development of resilient and empowered communities.

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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.

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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.

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Attending the Sunbelt 2013 conference in Hamburg

Bas Rues

Nonetheless, this is the place to be this week for network researchers. And as I’m studying social networks, I’m glad to be here as well. Tagged: conference , hamburg , insna , ora , sna , social network analysis , sunbelt.

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Net-Map Level 1 Certification Course (Washington, DC)

Net-Map Toolbox

Level 2: Net-Map Qualitative and Visual Data Collection and Analysis. Level 3: Net-Map Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis. It will improve your project planning, monitoring and evaluation, team work and strategic networking. From years of Net-Mapping experience, I have distilled the most common prototypical influence network structures, which I will share with you. No prior knowledge of social network analysis is needed.

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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.

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What is a link?

Net-Map Toolbox

Most network analysis studies that I see just look at one kind of link. When I map networks I like looking at the tension between the different kinds of connections between people. giving money, Are you connected by sausage links? copyright by stevendepolo on Flickr).

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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."

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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.

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Patti Anklam - Untitled Article

Patti Anklam

It’s titled Network Analysis (SNA/ONA) Methods for Assessment & Measurement. Part of what’s been interesting over the past years (as I was working on Net Work and thereafter) is the pick-up of interest in all things networks and nonprofits.

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