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Folk commonly followed by recent repeat users of #dr12vitae hashtag | by psychemedia
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Folk commonly followed by recent repeat users of #dr12vitae hashtag

How it was done:

 

- using aPython script and twitter API, grab 1500 recent tweets that use the #dr12vitae hashtag

- identify senders of tagged tweets and generate a list of folk who use the tag at least twice.

- for folk in the list, use a tweepy based Python script and twitter api to grab their friends.

- using networkx Python library, construct a network with directed edges from repeat hashtagger to friends;

- filter the generated network so that it only includes nodes with outdegree 20 or more and/or indegree of 10 or more.

- export filtered network to a graphml file

- plot the file using Gephi; layout using a force directed layout, and size nodes/labels proportional to eigenvector centrality (as calculated using one of Gephi's statistics tools).

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Uploaded on February 20, 2012