Tag: visualization

Visualizing Social Networks III: Twitter

Part 3 of 3.  Return to Part 2. The Twitter network differs from Facebook and LinkedIn because it does not  require relationships to be reciprocal.  Accordingly, I can follow users whose updates I find interesting or valuable without any expectation that they will do the same.  (In network parlance, this creates a “directed” graph, in […]

Visualizing Social Networks II: Facebook

Part 2 of 3.  Return to Part 1. As with LinkedIn, the graph of friendships in Facebook generally corresponds to relationships established in the real world.  Due in part to its more broad-based entertainment appeal, Facebook presently has about six times more registered and active users. I joined Facebook in early 2004 while I was […]

Visualizing Social Networks I: LinkedIn

Part 1 of 3 Humans are ubiquitously social animals.  Even our identities are socially informed: when asked to describe ourselves, many of us would mention familial relationships (“a husband,” “a mother,” “a sister”), the culture we are from, or the professional community implied by our work.  John Donne’s famous quote “No man is an island” […]

I am a part of all that I have met

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne […]