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).

Trending Sources

How SNA Combats the Tyranny of Top Down

Governance in a Networked World

We are prompted to write this post by Gary Hamel’s excellent exposition on “Leaders Everywhere” , together with some recent SNA work we have been conducting that speaks directly to the thesis around developing leaders at all levels of the organisation. See Social Analytics 2.0 – Its Time.

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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.

Session on “Applying Network Knowledge” at the Sunbelt XXXV

Net-Map Toolbox

Would you be interested in presenting your Net-Map work at the at the Sunbelt XXXV , Brighton, UK, June 23– June 28, 2015, the largest annual conference of Social Network Analysis, organized by the International Network for Social Network Analysis ( INSNA )? Thus, successful governance approaches rely on networks of actors who collaborate and on the quality of their collaboration.

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Green Chameleon » Shhhh… the IP Addresses Have Ears

Green Chameleon

Social network analysis in organisations has long been promoted as a way of spotting opportunities for improving collaboration and knowledge flows. Network mapping software pioneer Valdis Krebs has just celebrated his twentieth birthday in the business.

Microsoft Excel: The Bumblebee's six most useful Excel add-ins

The Bumble Bee

In this article I introduce 6 excel add-ins which meet this criterion - NodeXL, Solver, Rainbow, Spreadsheet Converter, Crystal Ball and Fractal Maps. Image: A fractal map of retail sales data. NodeXL: How do I analyse network data quickly and visually?

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Introducing Social Networking Tools and Social Networking Analysis to Business: What To Do

How to Save the World

September 27, 2007 Introducing Social Networking Tools and Social Networking Analysis to Business: What To Do I attended a meeting yesterday of a self-managed KM group facilitated by the Conference Board of Canada. SocialPublishing: Blogs, podcasts, social bookmarkers, photo journals,memediggers, product evaluators, personal diaries (FaceBook etc.):Again, Mindmaps: Used by quite a few organizations, but not really as a social networking tool.

The evidence is here: Visual portfolio mapping delivers better decisions

Governance in a Networked World

The basic concept of mapping project interdepencies is quite simple. This is where social network mapping comes in. We believed that the core visualisation techniques drawn from the field of social network analysis would provide the best "cognitive fit", i.e

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Green Chameleon » Maps Are Not Enough

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Maps Are Not Enough From Graham Durant-Law this pithy reminder that a social network map alone is not enough.

Guest Post: Net-Map in cultural development in Germany

Net-Map Toolbox

First time-use of a Net-Map-procedure in a culture development process. With the decision to perform a network analysis, the Institute for Cultural Policy entered new territory within the framework of cultural development processes.

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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Mapping at the Big Society Network Open Night

Social Reporter

One experiment we tried at the recent Big Society Network Open Night was asking anyone who wanted to lead a discussion to step to the front, pitch, form a group, chat, report back. We explained that the input data would be confidential, but that we would map the results as an illustration.

my own private archipelago

Engineers without Fears

And in doing so, I'm reminded of this post from August concerning Facebook's Friend Wheel that highlights for me the strengths and weaknesses of network mapping. The humility this instills in the network analyst is critical. Let's not confuse the map for the territory.

Is Your Social Capital Helping or Hindering Your Leadership Aspirations?

Governance in a Networked World

Becoming visible in your organisation is essentially related to your personal social capital within the organisation and the value others see in your potential, in particular, the company leaders. In this article we explore how you can assess your own social capital within your organisation.

Beautiful Visualization

TNT - The Network Thinker

I have a chapter in this book on network visualization. In my chapter, I discuss how to derive network maps from simple data like "the choices people make" and "the events people attend." I apply social network analysis to easily accessible data.

Green Chameleon » Invisible Influence

Green Chameleon

It’s a nice thing to do, though the cynical might say they are showing off their network visibility and the insecure might say “hey I’d better comment, all these other people are&#. If we don’t try to map the stuff that’s not there, we’re only mapping our assets and resources for history, not for current and future needs. Anything we compose is (almost) always composed in the midst of a social conversation space.

Corporate Communications: Talk or Tell?

Governance in a Networked World

The above episode was before the age of social media and social networking. Today social technologies are facilitating a real interchange of thoughts and opinions. We have seen Governments overthrown with the help of social media.

It’s like magic! But what does it mean?

Net-Map Toolbox

I’ve been mapping networks for some years now but in the past months I have used a more traditional approach to social network analysis for the first time. Sure, you can add non-network questions to the survey to elaborate the background.

June Holley

John Tropea - Delicious Network

June Holley Innovation, Collaboration and Networks Networkweaving Home June Holley Jack Ricchiuto Valdis Krebs Send June an email. June Holley Network Weaver "Networks are a field of potential for action" June has been weaving economic and community networks for almost 20 years. She helps clients use Smart Network Analyzer social network mapping software to understand and enhance their networks. Tags: network SNA

Visualizing Indictments

TNT - The Network Thinker

One of my researchers, Andrejs Van Nostran, and I took the three indictments and mined them for network data. We wanted to do a social network analysis of this complex and unfolding story. The network map above shows just the key people in the three indictments.

What's the "Network"?

TNT - The Network Thinker

Above is a typical social network map [social graph]. It shows the connections amongst various members of an on-line social network [OSN]. Maybe our social networks, er. Think about social networks and communities you belong to.

Network of Social Network Scholars

TNT - The Network Thinker

Last week June and I attended the Sunbelt Social Network conference, sponsored by INSNA -- the network of social network analysts. It was great conference focusing on all aspects of social network analysis.

My Favorite Tweets for July 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

The Power of Diverse Learning Networks | Rob Mancabelli [link] via @RobMancabelli. Convergence 2.0 = Service + Social + Physical [link] via @catshinners. RT @markwschaefer : post with "lively" comments - making of social media slut [link] see [link]. RT @dpontefract : Social Networking Sites and Our Lives via Pew Research [link]. via @dhinchcliffe : IBM consolidates internal social media for employees [link] HT @HannsKK #e20.

Update on Ageing Better Innovation – look to apps and connectors

Social Reporter

We hope to pilot some mapping of who knows who, using Drew Mackie’s expertise, in order to see how social network analysis could help. Office systems may block social media and even relatively simple communications tools.

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).

Knowledge Jolt with Jack: Social networking at your company

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Social networking at your company George Siemens points to this Ross Dawson article on The state of social networking software for the enterprise. Dawsons intro is Social networking software is at the center of technology hype. Yet social networking is not just about friends and personal networks. Applying social networks in the enterprise is a sweet spot that has massive potential value.

Online Community Unconference 2009 Wiki Open & Session Highlights

Online Community Report

Social CRM : Mapping Social ID's, Behavioral Targeting & Common Profiles. Social Network Analysis (in excel!). Marc Smith of Telligent led a session on social network mapping and analysis, and offered a demo of NodeXL, a free, excel-based tool.

Network Structure of Swine Flu Pandemic

TNT - The Network Thinker

We use the social network analysis software, InFlow , to illustrate the spread of the contagion. Below is a social network map of the connections between employees in a large organization [data is real, names have been hidden].

It's the Network, Stupid

TNT - The Network Thinker

It is amazing how many of our current problems come down to the realization that it's the network, the connectivity, that matters. In most situations we know how to fix and enhance the nodes in the network. Above is a network map of a portion of the US electric grid.

Network of Interest

TNT - The Network Thinker

You may not have AQ on speed dial, nor be following them in Twitter, nor have their hate sites in your bookmarks, nor have accepted them as a friend/contact on Facebook/LinkedIn, nor be living in the same building as them, but you may still be in their extended social network neighborhood !

New Political Patterns

TNT - The Network Thinker

I have been doing a social network analysis of the purchase patterns of political books since 2003. A quick analysis of Amazon's sales data of political books gives us a highly similar analysis to that of political pollsters & pundits.

Connected Customers

TNT - The Network Thinker

In terms of social network analysis: the hotel staff spans structural holes between the guests -- occupying the power position in the network. Below is a network map of the situation. A network illustration of the connected INSNA hotel guests looks different.

Online Community Unconference 2009 Wiki Open & Session Highlights

Online Community Strategy

Social CRM : Mapping Social ID’s, Behavioral Targeting & Common Profiles. Social Network Analysis (in excel!). Marc Smith of Telligent led a session on social network mapping and analysis, and offered a demo of NodeXL, a free, excel-based tool.

Power in Economic Networks

TNT - The Network Thinker

Currently the two key players in the gas pipeline network that supplies Europe are in a disagreement over pricing, access and many other things. The g olden rule of networks is the same as the golden rule of Real Estate -- location, location, location. The networked chess board?

Network Weaving: You may find yourself living in a large network, and you may ask yourself. Well, how did I get here?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

skip to main | skip to sidebar Thursday, November 12, 2009 You may find yourself living in a large network, and you may ask yourself. when we look around and reflect on our personal networks. Who helped weave my network? Many years ago the network looked like this.

So many people, So little time

TNT - The Network Thinker

I have been paying attention to the conversations about how to measure social media influence/rank/authority. This reveals a typical constraint in all of our social networks -- we only have so much time/energy/attention to devote to people in our lives, we cannot be connected to everyone.

leadernetwork wiki

John Tropea - Delicious Network

leadernetwork FrontPage Search wiki: Home Edit page Log in Add features Help Welcome to our living bibliography on leadership networks. Here is a free online network survey tool you can use to run your own network mapping project. Social networks through time (pp.

The Business of Knowing: Community of practice activity

John Tropea - Delicious Community

1) social media (2) social networking (8) story (1) support (1) tacit knowledge (5) tagging (2) technology (3) time (1) Tipping Point (1) trust (5) video (4) Web 2.0 (5) My first published picture Value Network Mapping and Analysis - the way forwa.