July 27, 2011
five nifty social networks
Here are five visualizations of social networks.
Social networks of high school relationships. The network can be used to identify how to combat sexually transmitted disease outbreaks among teenagers (Bearman et al. 2004)
The six tribes of FaceBook. The analysis is provided by Pete Warden, who used SNA to divide users into six geographic tribes based on social network measures.
A network of political books sorted according to political leaning. This graph can be used to illustrate how partisan things are nowadays. It's hard being a moderate.
The social interactions in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. I'm not really sure how this can be used, but boy did I enjoy this book and musical.
A graph of my twitter followers. I won't describe this any further, since I used a website to create this visualization, and the details are a bit sketchy. Still, it's fascinating.
Other posts on social networking:
Links to obtain the visualizations