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Updating social networks

This post presents an example of social network analysis with R using package igraph.

Node XL Basic is a free, open-source template for Microsoft® Excel® 2007, 2010, 20 that makes it easy to explore network graphs.

With Node XL, you can enter a network edge list in a worksheet, click a button and see your graph, all in the familiar environment of the Excel window.

The dominance of Zuckerberg’s juggernaut makes it easy to forget there was a time when social media was considered an open field, ready for any to stake their claim.

Social networks originate from early forms of online communication such as the Bulletin Board System (BBS) and, later, Internet Relay Chat (IRC).

Privacy (from Latin: privatus "separated from the rest, deprived of something, esp.

office, participation in the government", from privo "to deprive") is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively.

These exhibited few of the features that make social networks identifiable today; there were generally no profiles, no news feeds, and no photos. Early online communication created networks by simple virtue of their niche; a large IRC chat, for example, might contain a few hundred people every night, and getting to know them happened by the act of using chat.