Positioning @theUL

After a couple of pleasurable days in Cambridge on an Arcadia Project debrief, and an aside comment about the Univesity Librariy’s social media media presence, I thought I’d generate a quick plot of: a) the 1.5 degree egonet showing how followers of @theUL on Twitter follow each other:

@theUL followers 1.5

If my metadata is correct, here’s a social positioning graph showing Twitter accounts followed by 50 or more Twitter users who also follow @theUL (actually, I think the approach was: for each of the followers of @theUL, sample 250 of their friends and then display folk followed by at least 50 of the @theUL’s followers):

@theUL - social positioning

Just by the by, I wonder if this is how the University Library folk imagine themselves to be positioned in social media space?!


  1. AJ Cann

    I assume you’re not implying that the policy wonks who run these celebrity accounts actually read any of the accounts they are connected to?

    • Tony Hirst

      @ajcann I’m just trying to see what sort of positioning emerges from social connections that folk feel they need to express in some way… I assume no-one pays any attention to any messages sent over those connections;-)