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Introduction to Social Media Investigation by Jennifer Golbeck

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Chapter 21

Analyzing networks

Abstract

Social network analysis (or SNA) involves studying the structure of people's connections—especially things like who is most important or influential in the network and which groups of people are closely connected. This chapter introduces basic concepts in SNA and describes some available tools for conducting it.

Keywords

Social media

Social networks

Social network analysis

So far in this book, we've addressed how to collect information that people post on their social media profiles. After collection, there may be useful things to learn from that information as is. But if you want to go further, then the information must be analyzed.

There are many kinds of analysis, but a particularly useful one is ...

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