donderdag 1 december 2011


Journalists following other journalists on Twitter.
In the network society our communication has fundamentally changed. We are in contact with people when we know an e-mail address, Twitter or Facebook name, or LinkedIn handle, even if we never have met these persons in real time. In the more traditional society of the past century our contacts were limited to people we know face to face from the circle of family, neighbors, colleagues, and friends. Now our contacts are in a huge network of connected nodes; some we know face to face, some we only mail or follow on Twitter, some are friends of friends etc. The patterns of communication in such networks are interesting to study. Social network analysis has become a fountain of empirical knowledge, not only for social scientist but also for datajournalists, because there is a enormous amount of data free available and the tools for the analysis are becoming more easy to handle.
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