Twitter: How to archive event hashtags and create an interactive visualization of the conversation

The use of Twitter to collecting tweets around an event hashtag allowing participants to share and contribute continues to grow and has even become part of mass media events, various TV shows now having and publicising their own tag. This resource is often lost in time, only tiny snippets being captured in blog posts or […]

Visualising the #ili2011 Twitter archive

Over on UK Web Focus Brian Kelly has posted What Twitter Told Us About ILI 2011which gives a breakdown of twitter statistics the recent Internet Librarian International conference #ili2011. These statistics give some of the headline figures of number of tweets, top tweeters etc from Andy Powell’s Summarizr interface for the TwapperKeeper service (recent bought […]

TAGSExplorer: Interactively visualising Twitter conversations archived from a Google Spreadsheet

Graphs can be a powerful way to represent relationships between data, but they are also a very abstract concept, which means that they run the danger of meaning something only to the creator of the graph. Often, simply showing the structure of the data says very little about what it actually means, even though it’s […]

A template for rendering small NodeXL visualisations on the web using the d3.js

Having put in the toil getting my head around the d3.js library I wanted to revisit a problem I had rendering NodeXL generated data in a scalable vector graphic based webpage. In my post The art of discovery: Looking at how UK Web Focus, and MASHe interconnect using Google Spreadsheets and NodeXL I said: […]

Guardian Tag Explorer: When the Guardian Open Platform met d3.js

My pseudo PhD supervisor for my mocorate degree, Dr Tony Hirst (Open University – and now Visiting Senior Fellow in Networked Teaching and Learning/Senior Fellow of the University of Lincoln – congrats) recently, amongst many other things, started Tinkering with the Guardian Platform API – Tag Signals and Visualising New York Times Article API Tag […]

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