In this video, we present the network evolution around March iPad 2 launch conversation.
Data was collected using twitter real-time API, on March 2nd, 2011, totalling around 50k tweets+retweets
After that, we used Gephi Streaming feature in tandem with its Force Atlas Layout, et voilà, Gephi instant gratification!
Final movie was edited with ScreenFlow, after some antialising problems on our team videocards
This is part of an ongoing series about juicing network meaning from twitter activity. Next post will be about network node and global metrics using the phenomenal python networkx library
In the movie, twitter users are represented as “nodes”, and retweet relationships as “edges”. As can be seen network starts as a disconnected graph, and slowly builds up to a connected one, dominated by @TechCrunch, @MacTrast and @ZAGGDaily.