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. Monday I''ll be taking my exam of the Coursera MOOC about SNA. Tomorrow I have a webinar with a group of people interested in social network analysis, interested in the tools.

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?

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.

2013 202

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 in the public sector

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting application of SNA re: collaboration, transparency, etc. . SAP Innovation: Social Networking at the Service of the French Public Sector | SAP Web 2.0. Alexis Naibo of the SAP BusinessObjects Innovation Center gave a demonstration of the SNA technology, explaining how it can import data from a wide variety of sources including internal business applications, corporate databases, and external interfaces. Demonstration Site: 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). This makes them hard to optimize and hard to use for SNA users.

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. . The session also gave me deep appreciation for the importance of math and analytical talents in SNA.

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. I also think it has application well beyond SNA. 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

My colleague Rick Davies has started a list of SNA software especially from the perspective of practitioners and consultants who want to use the software without spending a scholarly life of studying them first. Very interesting. With positive and negative aspects of different packages. If you know have experience to share, he’d appreciate comments.

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.

social network analysis fun & games (1)

Engineers without Fears

Currently playing with various SNA tools: NetDraw - download it for free and have a play. 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.

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 found that SNA is a good diagnostic method for analyzing data on patterns of relationships among people or organizations.

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

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.

2014 158

Can SNA be the new Six Sigma?

Governance in a Networked World

Social Network Analysis (SNA) has been with us in the research communities for over 70 years now. Of the over 500,000 management consulting firms in the world today I suspect well less than 100 have ever done an SNA project. There are very few practitioner SNA events, but lots of research events. My view is that a big part of what is holding SNA back as a mainstream business tool is its research heritage.

2011 154

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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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. SNA has its own arcane set of techniques and an equally arcane language to decribe them. measurement sna

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.

2013 153

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.

2013 130

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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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.

2014 130

Making SNA visible

Patti Anklam

I have written recently about the difficulty of “selling” or introducing network analysis projects. Both say (not loudly, nor in BIG LETTERS) that organizational network analysis (ONA) is something that firms will increasing need as work and management practices shift.

2016 52

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.

2015 98

Applying SNA To Complex Business Problems

Collaborative Thinking

What I like about the SaS approach towards social networking, is that the company is applying it to real business scenarios that are complex and process-centric (e.g., How do social groups affect your business? From identifying influential consumers to nabbing fraud rings, social network analysis digs into social group dynamics and presents a clear picture of connections. How can social network analysis be applied to your business?

2010 116

#e2conf Highlights – Online Community Building Methodologies, SNA, Task Centric Computing, Gamification, Social Learning, Social Fatigue…

Elsua

around Social Business that permeated throughout the entire event. event (Around subjects like Facilitating Effectively Online Communities, Community Building Methodologies, Social Network Analysis, Task Centric Computing, Gamification, Informal / Social Learning, Social Fatigue, etc.

What’s in a Role? Another relic of the industrial age?

Governance in a Networked World

Firstly we need to appreciate that work is social. Despite the existence of copious technical reference material, sharing stories about repair experiences provided the ‘social learning’ that contributed most to repair technician competency.

2013 130

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.

2013 56

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.

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.

2013 63

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.

What’s New with SNA/ONA?

Patti Anklam

Carol is a Gartner analyst who has been following social network analysis for almost as long as I have been practicing it. Last year, she and her colleagues published the Market Guide for Social Network Analysis. group about the use of network analysis and received very sparse response. Organizational network analysis (ONA) has always seemed like a good idea, and yet … there are have been some real barriers.

2016 40

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."

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.

How do we make the shift from individual to group social capital?

Bas Rues

Social capital remains an ambiguous term. Sometimes I also refer to social capital, but I learned to use the term with care, or at least explain what you mean by it when you mention it. For example, The fact that it can refer to the social capital of a person (whatever exact definition you would give it) and for a group, makes it a multilevel concept. online collaborative spaces social network analysis sna social capital

2013 40

Ketchum Partners is catching the SNA wave with Rob Cross

Portals and KM

An interesting press release : "Ketchum Partners With Leading Social Network Expert Rob Cross to Enhance Social Network Analysis and Activation for Clients." Ketchum is a PR firm, Rob Cross the master of bringing social/organizational network analysis initially to a host of KM practitioners (moi aussi) and since, via the Network Roundtable at the University of Virginia, to a consortium of businesses.

2008 100

20 Years of SNA/ONA

TNT - The Network Thinker

This autumn[2007] I will celebrate 20 years of doing "practical social network analysis" in organizations and communities. Yet, the most popular social network metrics remain Freeman's centrality metrics -- Degrees, Closeness and Betweenness.

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.

2007 130

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.

2013 55

Social capital measures in dynamic social networks?

Bas Rues

I’ve been reading literature about social network analysis (SNA) lately for my research. A lot is written about SNA. About analyzing, about measures, about SNA in organizations, and many more. 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. social capital

2012 49

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

2015 127

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

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UK SNA Conference

Governance in a Networked World

I'm now back in Australia after a brief stop in Singapore and a presentation to the local KM society on value networks and partnerships for KM adoption. I attended and presented at the UK SNA conference at Greenwich university. Mark was kind enough to help me out with some analysis I am doing on the Wikipatterns site, looking at social patterns of wiki editors.

2008 100

Teamder - the Tinder for Teams: Was this an April Fools Day Joke?

Governance in a Networked World

In fact, we have some insight into this through our work with Social Network Analysis (SNA). Social Network Analysts have been doing this since the 1930s. These ‘social’ patterns are regular and enduring. aprilfools #atlassian #sna #teamder #tinder

2016 130