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Exploring social media with NodeXL on April 10

“Exploring Social Media with NodeXL” is a two-hour session that introduces some of the social media data extraction and network graphing functionalities of NodeXL.  This event will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, at 301 Hale Library.

This image shows an example of a network graph with small clusters of individuals in relationships and even smaller motifs.

Ever wonder what sorts of #hashtagged conversations may be occurring on Twitter and who the discussants are?  Curious about the social networks of particular @accounts on Twitter?

Wonder what a public-facing social network looks like on Facebook?  A private one?

Intrigued by a related tags network from Flickr?  An article network on Wikipedia?  A video network on YouTube?  A user network on YouTube?

NodeXL (Network Overview, Discovery and Exploration for Excel) is an add-on to Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 that enables the exploration of graphs.  This is available off of the CodePlex site.  This software is supported by the Social Media Research Foundation.

There is an open-source book “Querying Social Media with NodeXL” that highlights some of the social media capabilities of the tool.

No prior knowledge is required.  Bring a laptop with NodeXL installed to follow along or to try specific data extractions and graph visualizations.  No RSVP is needed. All are welcome.

The approach will be hands-on with focused research applications of NodeXL.  If there are any questions, please email shalin@k-state.edu.