publication . Article . 2016

A social network analysis of Twitter: Mapping the digital humanities community

Martin Grandjean;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Apr 2016
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
International audience; Defining digital humanities might be an endless debate if we stick to the discussion about the boundaries of this concept as an academic “discipline”. In an attempt to concretely identify this field and its actors, this paper shows that it is possible to analyse them through Twitter, a social media widely used by this “community of practice”. Based on a network analysis of 2,500 users identified as members of this movement, the visualisation of the “who’s following who?” graph allows us to highlight the structure of the network’s relationships, and identify users whose position is particular. Specifically, we show that linguistic groups a...
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free text keywords: Digital Humanities, Social Network Analysis, Twitter social network, Twitter users’ behavior, Graph theory, Digital studies, Social media, Social media analysis, Social networks visualization, Data visualization, [INFO.INFO-SI]Computer Science [cs]/Social and Information Networks [cs.SI], [INFO.INFO-CC]Computer Science [cs]/Computational Complexity [cs.CC], [SHS.STAT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Methods and statistics, [SHS.SOCIO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology, [SHS.HISPHILSO]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences, General Arts and Humanities, [ INFO.INFO-SI ] Computer Science [cs]/Social and Information Networks [cs.SI], [ INFO.INFO-CC ] Computer Science [cs]/Computational Complexity [cs.CC], [ SHS.STAT ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Methods and statistics, [ SHS.SOCIO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology, [ SHS.HISPHILSO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences, Digital humanities; Social network analysis; Data visualisation; Social media; Twitter; Humanités numériques, twitter, data visualisation, sociometry, networks, Sociometry, Social network analysis, Social network, business.industry, business, Social media optimization, Community of practice, Social media, Digital humanities, Data science, Sociology, Network analysis, Multimedia, computer.software_genre, computer, lcsh:Fine Arts, lcsh:N, lcsh:Arts in general, lcsh:NX1-820, lcsh:General Works, lcsh:A, lcsh:History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, lcsh:AZ20-999
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