Friday, June 10, 2016

Mapping Participation In Events - June 8 example

Last fall I shared a tutorial for using NodeXL to show participation in Twitter conversations. Then, I created a this map and article showing participation in the Mentoring Summit last February. In May 2016 I created another map and article, showing  participation in The #onthetable2016 event hosted by The Chicago Community Trust.

Today I'm sharing three maps, which show participation in two important conversations held on June 8, 2016. One was a #promisechat hosted by the America's Promise organization, created following the 1997 President's Summit for America's Future. The second was an #Educationdisparities chat, hosting by the Brookings Institution. These were back to back, one starting at 1pm CST and the other at 2pm CST. The maps below show participation in each event, then show participation in both events. This shows the crossover of people who participated in both, such as myself.

Open these links to see the actual maps #promisechat - click here 

 #educationdisparities - click here 

Combined #promisechat and #educationdisparities - click here 

There's much that event organizers can do using these maps, to understand who they are reaching, and to plan future events that recruit more who need to be involved in these conversations. 

There's also much that anyone using Twitter can do to learn who the major influencers in each conversation are, and to reach out and begin to build a relationship by following them. 

I want to thank Marc Smith and NodeXL for creating these maps for me at no cost. 

Connected Action creates maps for business users for a $79.95 per map fee, and they offer discounts to registered non-profits. Interested organizations are encouraged to request a few sample network maps and reports to understand their value and application.

Click the link to learn more about their work and how you can begin to obtain maps like these.

Use the coupon code sna4nptmi and receive a non profit discount. The first 50 to use this code will receive their first two maps for free.

Other links to view to learn more.

For those who may be interested in learning more about network analysis and tools they might use, here's one article you might look at. If you want to dig deeper, this link points to a site where I've aggregated a few more article to read..

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