What is the Potential Audience Size for a Hashtag Community?

What’s the potential audience size around, or ‘reach’ associated with, a Twitter hashtag? Way back when, in the early days of webs stats, reported figures tended to centre around the notion of hits, the number of calls made to a server via website activity. I forget the details, but the metric was presumably generated from … Continue reading “What is the Potential Audience Size for a Hashtag Community?”

So What Do Simple Hashtag Community Visualisations Tell Us?

A really quick post this one to add to exploit a couple of select hashtags and get people thinking about whether this approach is useful for anything… The two hashtags are #alpsp and #jisclms, both things to do with academic libraries, publishing. I’ve plotted a couple of graphs (using Gephi) for each. Firstly, the inner … Continue reading “So What Do Simple Hashtag Community Visualisations Tell Us?”

Doodlings Around the Data Driven Journalism Round Table Event Hashtag Community

…got that?;-) Or in other words, this is a post looking at some visualisations of the #ddj hashtag community… A couple of days ago, I was fortunate enough to attend a Data Driven Journalism round table (sort of!) event organised by the European Journalism Centre. I’ll try to post some notes on it, err, sometime; … Continue reading “Doodlings Around the Data Driven Journalism Round Table Event Hashtag Community”

Mulling Over an Idea for Hashtag Community Maturity Profiles

A couple of weeks ago, I put started cobbling together some clunky scripts to collate network data files from lists of people twittering with a particular hashtag (First Glimpses of the OUConf10 Hashtag Community). I’ve got a Twapperkeeper key now, so the next step is to pull archived hashtagged tweets from there to generate my … Continue reading “Mulling Over an Idea for Hashtag Community Maturity Profiles”

First Glimpses of the OUConf10 Hashtag Community

Another conference, another hashtag, another opportunity to explore a shortlived emergent network… My default app for this is the (stalled under construction) OUseful hashtag community viewer, which as well as listing my friends and followers using the hashtag, also shows the folk I don’t necessarily share friend/follower relations with, along with a “report” about my … Continue reading “First Glimpses of the OUConf10 Hashtag Community”

Finding New People to Follow in a Hashtag Community

Last night I spent an hour or two tinkering with the dev version of my prototype hashtag community explorer (Personal Twitter Networks in Hashtag Communities), in part prompted by a tweet from @sleslie, thinking about what sorts of features might help you decide whether or not to follow someone new from that community. NOTE – … Continue reading “Finding New People to Follow in a Hashtag Community”

Friends of the Community: Who’s Effectively Following a Hashtag

Picking up on @briankelly’s Thoughts on ILI 2010, where he reports on a few gross level stats about #ili2010 hashtag activity grabbed from Summarizr, here are a few things I observed from looking at some of the hashtag community network stats… To start with, I looked at the “inner hashtag community” where I grab the … Continue reading “Friends of the Community: Who’s Effectively Following a Hashtag”

More Thoughts on Potential Audience Metrics for Hashtag Communities

Following on from the sketched ideas relating to estimating the Potential Audience Size for a Hashtag Community?, here are a few quick doodles around the graph representation of the tag users – followers graph that explore the extent to which we can use quite simple counts and analyses to get a feel for how the … Continue reading “More Thoughts on Potential Audience Metrics for Hashtag Communities”

Do Retweeters Lack Commitment to a Hashtag?

I seem to be going down more ratholes than usual at the moment, in this case relating to activity round Twitter hashtags. Here’s a quick bit of reflection around a chart from Visualising Activity Around a Twitter Hashtag or Search Term Using R that shows activity around a hashtag that was minted for an event … Continue reading “Do Retweeters Lack Commitment to a Hashtag?”

Visualising Activity Around a Twitter Hashtag or Search Term Using R

I think one of valid criticisms around a lot of the visualisations I post here and on my various #f1datajunkie blogs is that I often don’t post any explanatory context around the visualisations. This is partly a result of the way I use my blog posts in a selfish way to document the evolution of … Continue reading “Visualising Activity Around a Twitter Hashtag or Search Term Using R”