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20111006-NodeXL-Twitter-Kickstarter network graph | by Marc_Smith
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20111006-NodeXL-Twitter-Kickstarter network graph




Connections among the Twitter users who recently tweeted the word kickstarter when queried on October 6, 2011, scaled by numbers of followers (with outliers thresholded). Connections created when users reply, mention or follow one another.




Layout using the "Group Layout" composed of tiled bounded regions. Clusters calculated by the Clauset-Newman-Moore algorithm are also encoded by color.


A larger version of the image is here:


Betweenness Centrality is defined here:


Clauset-Newman-Moore algorithm is defined here:


Top most between users:












Graph Metric: Value

Graph Type: Directed

Vertices: 1000

Unique Edges: 1908

Edges With Duplicates: 1211

Total Edges: 3119

Self-Loops: 796

Connected Components: 206

Single-Vertex Connected Components: 173

Maximum Vertices in a Connected Component: 741

Maximum Edges in a Connected Component: 2691

Maximum Geodesic Distance (Diameter): 12

Average Geodesic Distance: 3.592432

Graph Density: 0.001857858

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The book, Analyzing social media networks with NodeXL: Insights from a connected world, is available from Morgan Kaufmann and from Amazon.


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Uploaded on October 10, 2011