vrijdag 29 juni 2012

M&G is leading the Twitter Network in SA

Analyzing the Twitter network of 500 South African journalists shows a prominent role for the tweeps of the Mail&Guardian. Using the Twitter names on Hacks List (http://hacks.mediahack.co.za/ ) downloading their relations, and analyzing them in Gephi (www.gephi.org ) and NodeXL (http://nodexl.codeplex.com/ ) creates the following graph:
(Published at Memeburn: http://memeburn.com/2012/07/how-to-make-your-journalistic-twitter-network-rock-a-case-study/)
Twitter 500 network of SA journalists

maandag 18 juni 2012

500 SA Journalists on Twitter

Are journalists on Twitter only following each other and preferable only those of the same media? That is an interesting question because the answer could shed some light on pluralism in the media and about the independence of journalists. The graph above may give an answer; it shows the network of Twitter relations between the top 500 South African Journalists on Twitter. These 506 tweeps share 2503 relationships; resulting in a density of 9%.  The colors show the different groups in the network and the size of the names reflects the authority of the tweep in the network.
Published at Journalism page Wits University, Joburg, SA: http://www.journalism.co.za/index.php/news-and-insight/insight/169-general/4991-sa-journalists-on-twitter-who-do-they-relate-to.html

Twitter network of 500 SA journalist. size set to authority and color to group