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20120201-NodeXL-Twitter-knight foundation OR @knightfdn network graph | by Marc_Smith
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20120201-NodeXL-Twitter-knight foundation OR @knightfdn network graph




These are the connections among the Twitter users who recently tweeted the word knight foundation when queried on February 1, 2012, scaled by numbers of followers (with outliers thresholded). Connections created when users reply, mention or follow one another. The data set starts on 1/25/2012 23:00 and ends on 2/1/2012 17:49 UTC. Green lines are "follows" relationships, blue lines are "reply" or "mentions" relationships.


Layout created with the "Group Layout" feature of NodeXL which tiles bounded regions for each cluster. 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:













knight, foundation, 87

game, design, 74

civic, engagement, 73

increase, civic, 69

digital, literacy, 68

four, ideas, 55

via, @knightfdn, 51

@detroit, detroit, 51

@citizeneffect, @detroit, 49

@nickgrossman, @pahlkadot, 38

@pahlkadot, @rachelsterne, 38

@rachelsterne, @nsjacob, 38

check, out, 37

digital, learning, 36

learning, day, 36

@nsjacob, provide, 35

provide, insight, 35

@knightfdn, #newschallenge, 33

civic, tech, 32

tech, @nickgrossman, 32


Graph Metric: Value

Graph Type: Directed

Vertices: 408

Unique Edges: 2062

Edges With Duplicates: 952

Total Edges: 3014

Self-Loops: 57

Connected Components: 15

Single-Vertex Connected Components: 12

Maximum Vertices in a Connected Component: 392

Maximum Edges in a Connected Component: 2995

Maximum Geodesic Distance (Diameter): 5

Average Geodesic Distance: 2.141771

Graph Density: 0.014591463

Modularity: 0.290536

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