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Marc Smith
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Great slide deck describes the application of NodeXL to identify key influential people in a social media network.
Why we need to move on from basic influencer identification based on Twitter bios, to finding people based on their network connections. Using conversational...
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The 6 Types of Twitter Conversations - CRM Magazine http://bit.ly/1ob3gX2 #PewInternet #SMRF #NodeXL #SNA #Socialmedia #Analytics
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Recnt talk about mapping social media networks at TheNextWeb 2014 in Amsterdam.
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#TNWEurope NodeXL SNA http://bit.ly/1k3OkG7 @tnwconference @thenextweb @cubic_fm @teamgumhq @boris @bariscanaktepe @grad_list @viaapp @andyparker_6 @jong25
NodeXL Graph Gallery, a collection of network graphs created by NodeXL.
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An alternative way to get a similar result: use the Visibility column of the Groups worksheet to deselect any groups you do not want displayed. You may need to I hide this column via the Show/Hide columns button.
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From @NikoNeugebauer NodeXL – Accessible Network Graph Analysis, part 1 http://bit.ly/1wiciDZ #SNA #Excel
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Our latest podcast episode with Randy Farmer and Scott Moore.  When should you buy your own social media platform?
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TNW Video: Marc Smith - Mapping and Measuring Connections - http://bit.ly/1klfdW8 #NodeXL #SNA #Socialmedia #InfoVis #TheNextWeb #TNW14 #Amsterdam
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Sociologist
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  • Social Media Research Foundation
    Director, 2010 - present
  • Connected Action Consulting Group
    Chief Social Scientist, 2009 - present
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Dr. Marc A. Smith
Chief Social Scientist
Connected Action Consulting Group

Marc Smith is a sociologist specializing in the social organization of online communities and computer mediated interaction. He founded and managed the Community Technologies Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington and led the development of social media reporting and analysis tools for Telligent Systems.  Smith leads the Connected Action consulting group and lives and works in Silicon Valley, California.

Smith is the co-editor with Peter Kollock of Communities in Cyberspace (Routledge), a collection of essays exploring the ways identity; interaction and social order develop in online groups. Along with Derek Hansen and Ben Shneiderman, he is the co-author and editor of Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL, a guide to mapping connections created through computer-mediated interactions.

Smith's research focuses on computer-mediated collective action: the ways group dynamics change when they take place in and through social cyberspaces. Many "groups" in cyberspace produce public goods and organize themselves in the form of a commons (for related papers see: http://delicious.com/marc_smith/Paper). Smith's goal is to visualize these social cyberspaces, mapping and measuring their structure, dynamics and life cycles. At Microsoft, he developed the "Netscan" web application and data mining engine that allows researchers studying Usenet newsgroups and related repositories of threaded conversations to get reports on the rates of posting, posters, crossposting, thread length and frequency distributions of activity.  Smith applied  this work to the development of a generalized community analysis platform for Telligent, providing a web based system for groups of all sizes to discuss and publish their material to the web and analyze the emergent trends that result.  He contributes to the open and free NodeXL project (http://www.codeplex.com/nodexl) that adds social network analysis features to the familiar Excel spreadsheet.  A tutorial on social network analysis is evolving into a book and is freely available (http://casci.umd.edu/NodeXL_Teaching).  NodeXL enables social network analysis of email, twitter, flickr, and other network data sets.

The Connected Action consulting group (http://www.connectedaction.net) applies social science methods in general and social network analysis techniques in particular to enterprise and internet social media usage.  SNA analysis of data from message boards, blogs, wikis, friend networks, and shared file systems can reveal insights into organizations and processes.  Community managers can gain actionable insights into the volumes of community content created in their social media repositories.  Mobile social software applications can visualize patterns of association that are otherwise invisible.

Smith received a B.S. in International Area Studies from Drexel University in Philadelphia in 1988, an M.Phil. in social theory from Cambridge University in 1990, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA in 2001. He is an affiliate faculty at the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington and the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.  Smith is also a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Media-X Program at Stanford University.

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I create maps and visualizations of social media networks
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  • UCLA
  • Cambridge University
  • Drexel University
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