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NodeXL maps of tweets about Quantified Self

This is a guest post from Marc Smith, an expert on analyzing social media networks. Thanks Marc!

I am very interested in the Quantified Self conference to be held in Mountain View, California, May 28 and 29.  While I have attended just a few of the in-person meet-ups, which were engaging and intriguing events, I have followed the blog and tweet stream closely.  These events feature short presentations about practices, prototypes, and products that record information about our own behavior and activity.  It is great to hear that, as the meet-ups grew to become very large, a conference has been scheduled to accommodate the demand and growing interest in the intersection of sensors and other devices with medical and personal self-monitoring.  I plan to attend.  Using a variety of devices, our lives can now create detailed inscriptions that illuminate our behavior and patterns with novel clarity and detail.  (See: http://quantifiedself.com/conference/)

Quantifying the “Quantified Self” discussion in Twitter: Here is a map of the connections among the people who recently tweeted the string “quantified self“.

20110120-NodeXL-Twitter-Quantified Self Graph Highlighted Most Between User with tooltip

This is the list of the most “between” users in this network:
20110120-NodeXL-Twitter-Quantified Self Graph Top Between List

The most between participants in this graph are: @quantifiedself, @egadenne, @harscoat, @genomera, @neufit, @jxa, @agaricus, @emergentorder, @bulletproofexec, @2healthguru.

The topics discussed in the quantifiedself tweet stream can be rendered as a network graph based on words that co-occur:
20110120-NodeXL-Twitter-Quantified Self High Between Keyword Co-occurance Network Graph

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