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Author Topic: IDEA: create a social network graph of DC users  (Read 2131 times)

urlwolf

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IDEA: create a social network graph of DC users
« on: January 23, 2008, 01:54:44 PM »
I'm sure there must be software out there to do this. It's kind of a fun problem, but I really don't have time to tackle it.

Let's draw a social network graph of DC users.

Each node in the graph is an author, and links between authors are created when authors interact by posting in the same thread. The length of each link connecting two nodes is inversely proportional to the strength of their interaction, determined through the frequency of participation in the same threads. Each author
can be weighted by their authority, as determined by their propensity to spark discussions with many interactions.

What do you think? Make this general (i.e., for any forum) and you have a very cool plugin that people can stick to their forums :)

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Re: IDEA: create a social network graph of DC users
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 02:19:28 PM »
I worked with Gothic on this for a while last year and we got some *very* cool looking graphs.. I'm still waiting for gothic to perfect it and release the general code.

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Re: IDEA: create a social network graph of DC users
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 05:42:37 PM »
Oh man.. That's too easy!!
We don't need any program for that.
Here's how it'd look like:
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Re: IDEA: create a social network graph of DC users
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008, 05:43:39 PM »
Oh man.. That's too easy!!
We don't need any program for that.
Here's how it'd look like: (see attachment in previous post)


lol... ;D