Here is a quick post to kick start the network analysis.
The EdgeRyders data is rich in heterogeneous information and I would like to sketch together the kind of analysis we can build thanks to #futurespotters activities.
@Alberto, I am recalling the figures from our last discussion: the analysis will focus on about 100 users from many places, working together on an approximate 100 posts, with around 500 comments on these posts. However we have evidence that the activity on #spot-the-future ripples also on different campaigns, which we want to know also.
We will create for this purpose a multiplex network of users in which an edge is a direct reply to another user.
To look at the “ripple” effect of #spot-the-future in other missions, with the same group of users, we will create a bipartite network (or affiliation network) of these people to all the posts they are participating in #EdgeRyders. If I noted it well, @Alberto, there is about 9000 comments to scan, right?
Later on, with the help of @Inga Popovaite , we’ll do further analysis… but I leave this for another post. Well, this is of course only the beginning of the discussion, feel free to join and enrich it!