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PLOS ONE: Visualizing Clinical Evidence: Citation Networks for the Incubation Periods of Respiratory Viral Infections
"Simply by repetition, medical facts can become enshrined as truth even when there is little empirical evidence supporting them. We present an intuitive and clear visual design for tracking the citation history of a particular scientific fact over time. We apply this method to data from a previously published literature review on the incubation period of nine respiratory viral infections. The resulting citation networks reveal that the conventional wisdom about the incubation period for these diseases was based on a small fraction of available data and in one case, on no retrievable empirical evidence. Overall, 50% of all incubation period statements did not provide a source for their estimate and 65% of original sources for incubation period data were not incorporated into subsequent publications. More standardized and widely available methods for visualizing these histories of medical evidence are needed to ensure that conventional wisdom cannot stray too far from empirically suppor"
PLOS  citation  socialnetworks 
january 2015 by pierredv
Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
"Conversations on Twitter create networks with identifiable contours as people reply to and mention one another in their tweets. These conversational structures differ, depending on the subject and the people driving the conversation. Six structures are regularly observed: divided, unified, fragmented, clustered, and inward and outward hub and spoke structures. These are created as individuals choose whom to reply to or mention in their Twitter messages and the structures tell a story about the nature of the conversation."
pew  networks  socialmedia  socialnetworks  NodeXL  Marc-Smith 
july 2014 by pierredv
Social Network Importer for NodeXL
"The Social Network Importer for NodeXL is a new graph data provider for NodeXL which allow users to directly download and import different Facebook networks. It is developed in C#."
codeplex  nodexl  socialmedia  socialnetworks  Facebook 
july 2014 by pierredv
Kindred Britain
"Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in British culture — connected through family relationships of blood, marriage, or affiliation. It is a vision of the nation’s history as a giant family affair."
Britain  history  via  GMSV  socialnetworks 
august 2013 by pierredv
Using Metadata to find Paul Revere - Kieran Healy
via Martin Weiss, London, 1772. I have been asked by my superiors to give a brief demonstration of the surprising effectiveness of even the simplest techniques of the …
history  BigData  socialnetworks  statistics  metadata 
july 2013 by pierredv
The Remarkable Properties of Mythological Social Networks | MIT Technology Review
"P J Miranda at the Federal Technological University of Paraná in Brazil and a couple of pals study the social network between characters in Homer’s ancient Greek poem, the Odyssey. Their conclusion is that this social network bears remarkable similarities to Facebook, Twitter and the like and that this may offer an important clue about the origin of this ancient story." "This is not the first time that researchers have examined the social networks associated with ancient texts. Last year, researchers analysed three narratives in this way-Homer’s Iliad, the early English story Beowulf and the Irish epic poem Tain Bo Cuailnge.They discovered that while the networks associated with Beowulf and the Iliad had many of the properties of real social networks, the network associated with Tain was less realistic.That led them to conclude that the societies described in the Iliad and Beowulf are probably based on real ones, whereas the Tain appears more artificial." Same for Odyssey
arXiv  Odyssey  Homer  MIT-Technology-Review  socialnetworks 
june 2013 by pierredv
Schumpeter: The status seekers | The Economist
Edelman, a PR firm, finds that 82% of Generation Y have joined brand-sponsored online communities
marketing  socialnetworks  factoids  TheEconomist 
december 2010 by pierredv
The network of scientific collaborations within the European framework programme = ScienceDirect - Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications :
Abstract: We use the emergent field of complex networks to analyze the network of scientific collaborations between entities (universities, research organizations, industry related companies,…) which collaborate in the context of the so-called framework programme. We demonstrate here that it is a scale-free network with an accelerated growth, which implies that the creation of new collaborations is encouraged. Moreover, these collaborations possess hierarchical modularity. Likewise, we find that the information flow depends on the size of the participants but not on geographical constraints.
Paper at
socialnetworks  research 
december 2009 by pierredv
Some thoughts on Twitter vs. Facebook Status Updates - apophenia: danah boyd
"In short, the difference between the two has to do with the brokering of status. With Facebook, the dominant norm is about people at a similar level of status interacting"
twitter  facebook  socialmedia  socialnetworks 
october 2009 by pierredv
Untangle 1.2 | Aeria Games
Network layout game: minimize edge crossings
game  socialnetworks 
august 2009 by pierredv
Social Network Analysis
good explanation of various centrality measures
socialnetworks  visualization  **  reference 
august 2009 by pierredv
Perils of Interdisciplinary Scholarship — Evading the Discipline Police? | Computational Legal Studies
super list of five articles that could inform my work, too:
Gergely Palla, Albert-László Barabási & Tamás Vicsek, Quantifying Social Group Evolution, Nature 446: 664-667 (5 April 2007)

John Mikhail, Universal Moral Grammar: Theory, Evidence, and the Future, 11 Trends in Cognitive Sciences 143 (2007)

Jenna Bednar & Scott Page, Can Game(s) Theory Explain Culture? (The Emergence of Cultural Behavior Within Multiple Games), Rationality and Society, 19: 65-97 (2007).

Riley Crane & Didier Sornette (2008) Robust Dynamic Classes Revealed by Measuring the Response Function of a Social System, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 105: 15649-15653.

Frans de Waal, Kristen Leimgruber & Amanda Greenberg (2008). Giving is Self-Rewarding for Monkeys. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 105: 13685-13689.
socialnetworks  research  ***  sociology 
july 2009 by pierredv
Barry Wellman's Publications
ref via Marc Smith, see e.g. - good general references
june 2009 by pierredv
complexity theory and law syllabus (PDF)
Daniel Katz's syllabus
via computationallegalstudies blog
law  complexity  socialnetworks  filetype:pdf  media:document 
june 2009 by pierredv
Mallan & Giardina - Wikidentities
"Wikis and social networking sites (SNS) are arguably two of the most popular tools used by young people as part of their everyday social interactions. We propose that the concept of the wiki may be useful for understanding the kinds of virtual identities that are constructed, visually presented, and narrated in online contexts, such as MySpace. The term wikidentities is used in this paper to encapsulate the kinds of identity work which may occur through SNS. We argue that wiki–like behaviour has consequences for reconceptualizing identity as something that is mediated by (rather than at odds with) technology. Our research opens up ways for considering new forms of agency for young people appropriate to a high–tech era that encourages collaboration, negotiation, and risk."
socialnetworks  identity  x:firstmonday 
june 2009 by pierredv
NSF program: Social-Computational Systems
"The Social-Computational Systems (SoCS) program seeks to reveal new understanding about the properties that systems of people and computers together possess, and to develop a practical understanding of the purposeful design of systems to facilitate socially intelligent computing."
socialnetworks  NSF  research  funding 
may 2009 by pierredv
Beyond Buzz - Web 2.0 Expo - K.Niederhoffer & M.Smith
combined view of social media from the perspectives of social psychology and sociology
april 2009 by pierredv
Hustle & Flow: A Network Analysis of the American Federal Judiciary | Computational Legal Studies
"In the aggregate, we believe the flow of law clerks reflects a reasonable proxy for social and professional linkages between jurists. Having collected available information for all federal judicial law clerks employed by an Article III judge during the “natural” Rehnquist Court (1995-2004), we use these roughly 19,000 clerk events to craft a series of network based visualizations."
socialnetworks  network-analysis  x:computationallegalstudies 
april 2009 by pierredv
Law in Structure of Academic Disciplines | Computational Legal Studies
"This article offers a very interesting insight into the structure of academic disciplines. Using a variety of sources, the authors collected nearly 1 billion interactions from scholarly web portals including Thomson Scientific, Elsevier, JSTOR, etc. "
socialnetworks  x:computationallegalstudies 
april 2009 by pierredv
The size of social networks | Primates on Facebook | The Economist 28 feb 2009
includes discussion of dunbar number, extension to online social networks, incl. work commissioned by Economist of Facebook nets
socialnetworks  facebook  economist 
april 2009 by pierredv
twendz : Exploring Twitter Conversations and Sentiment
twendz is a Twitter mining Web application that utilizes the power of Twitter Search, highlighting conversation themes and sentiment of the tweets that talk about topics you are interested in. As the conversation changes, so does twendz by evaluating up to 70 tweets at a time. When new tweets are posted, they are dynamically updated, minute by minute.
twitter  tools  socialnetworks  governance 
april 2009 by pierredv
John de Figueiredo = UCLA Anderson School of Management | Policy
ref from Tom Hazlett 2009 - did work in mid 09s on FCC lobbying - forecast importance of Bill Kennard, since he was on all the filings; published in economics literature
Student of Pablo Spiller, mid 90s at Berkeley;
FCC  policy  socialnetworks 
april 2009 by pierredv
When job seekers invade Facebook - The McKinsey Quarterly - job seekers Facebook - Organization - Talent
"With so many people stampeding into Web-based social networks, the line between social and business networking is becoming increasingly blurred. An important question is whether the values and codes of conduct specific to the virtual world will come into conflict with real-world values and norms. "
culture  trends  socialnetworks  x:mckinsey 
march 2009 by pierredv
Centrality and AIDS
Defines and discusses centrality metrics: degree, closeness, betweenness, and eigenvector centrality.
statistics  socialnetworks  centrality 
march 2009 by pierredv
About Yi-Tan
"Yi-Tan is an invented phrase in Mandarin Chinese, intended to signify Conversations about Change." - Jerry Michalski
via Marc Smith
trends  socialnetworks 
february 2009 by pierredv
Obama’s backers go to the Net for stimulus bill |
The emerging role of the netroots in politics - relevant to the question of 2-way transparency Steve Wilmarth at one of 3,500 house parties coordinated by the post-Obama "Organizing for America" network: “If they think that now the election is over, it’s back to business as usual, [they’re] wrong,” he says. “We have the ability to organize.” From the story by Alexandra Marks: "It’s not unusual for a new president to use the latest technology to try to further his agenda. Franklin Roosevelt used radio for his fireside chats. For John Kennedy, television helped him remake the Washington press conference. But those media were both top-down tools used to get out a message. The Internet, on the other hand, is a bottom-up, social-networking phenomenon."
socialnetworks  politics  governance  csmonitor 
february 2009 by pierredv
Will Work for Praise - BusinessWeek
"Gould has managed to entice an army of volunteers, including Sweet, to labor on his site without pay. Traffic on ThisNext is soaring, with unique visits nearly tripling in a year, to 3.5 million monthly. Revenue comes from advertisers"
socialnetworks  web  commerce  x:businessweek 
february 2009 by pierredv
Social Networks - Elsevier
An International Journal of Structural Analysis
socialnetworks  journals 
january 2009 by pierredv
Military brass joins wired troops | 20 Jan 09
Gordon Lubold story: "Admirals and generals hope to connect with soldiers via their own Facebook pages and blogs." But they evidently still think of a one-way communication, not a conversation
internet  trends  socialnetworks  military  csmonitor 
january 2009 by pierredv
The Value of a Facebook Friend? About 37 Cents - Bits Blog -
“Choosing 10 people can take a lot of time,” said Mr. Reilly. “There’s at least an hour’s worth of people’s eyes on your brand. Maybe you can’t quantify those numbers, but they do add up.” via Matt Corwine
socialnetworks  NYTimes  factoids  quotations 
january 2009 by pierredv
Online social networks | Everywhere and nowhere |
"Social networking will become a ubiquitous feature of online life. That does not mean it is a business" - arguing that like email, it may be essential but not profitable. And mail may be the natural home for this functionality anyway
socialnetworks  trends  via:economist 
march 2008 by pierredv
A Facebook For The Seven-Figure Set
A private social networking site for top-flight corporate candidates from Heidrick & Struggles
socialnetworks  cio  via:bw 
march 2008 by pierredv
LinkedIn and Facebook usage -- Nothing To Say
interesting take from somebody who's an intensive LinkedIn user (800 contacts)
via GenessaK
september 2007 by pierredv

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