As a part of my quest towards designing for emergent social dynamics in online conversations, I got involved in a EU project on collective intelligence called CATALYST (wearing my Wikitalia hat). I head a small team of two working on – you guessed it – network analysis for the masses. Specifically, we are making a Drupal module for social network analysis of online conversations, based on Python, Networkx, sigma.js and D3. @Luca Mearelli is doing the heavy lifting. We call it Edgesense – the name was chosen by Luca, and has nothing to do with Edgeryders, though it does fit rather neatly.
@Matthias, Luca has produced a working demo that eats JSON files extracted by me using Views Datasource, and we are now looking into integrating it into Drupal. Since we have been using Edgeryders (2012) data to test the demo, he has requested the authorization to set up an exact copy of Edgeryders on his own server to work on the integration. For this he needs:
- the Edgeryders platform code
- a dump of the Edgeryders database
Can he be accommodated? I take responsibility for data protection. As far as the code is concerned, I believe you maintain a GitHub repository from which the code can be downloaded, so that should be no problem. @La_Gaia, you should like this too: barring accidents, in a month we will have basic network analysis support, updated daily. More or less in the same amount of time we should be able to release an alpha as a Drupal module, so that anybody can use it.