Social Network Analysis tools - CPsquare

Social Network Analysis tools

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... part of the technology for communities project,
started off by the authors of [Digital Habitats], Etienne Wenger, Nancy White, and John D. Smith.

Contents

Definition

1. Social Network

Need definition here of the breadth and depth of a Social Network:   existing AND possible.

Focus on the tools issues.

Uses in communities of practice

Strong focus from a CoP perspective

Polarities

Key features

1. X features

2. Y features

3. Y features

Examples

(From a com-prac posting by Peter Ryan - pryan<at>ryerson<dot>ca )

1. IssueCrawler (proprietary): www.govcom.org

2. RseauLu Software. Aguidel Solutions Analytiques (proprietary): http://www.aguidel.com/fr/?sid=11 This software can be used for hyperlinkage analysis or other relational mapping and database visualization processes

3. UCI Net -- a free software available for download at: http://www.analytictech.com/downloaduc6.htm

4. Many Eyes: http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/home

Social Network Analysis tools

These are not automated in any way, but can help a community look at social structure:

Resources

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Projects
CPsquare platforms
This wiki
Toolbox