It’s been three weeks since I last posted. In that time I have completed the Main Discussion Group analysis and an analysis of SA-GE, so expect a flurry of posts in the coming days. Two posts ago I…Continue
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In my previous post I provided a temporal analysis of the main discussion group. I also said activity might have peaked because of Dunbar’s Numbers. What are Dunbar’s Numbers I hear you say?
Professor Robin Dunbar has researched the size and structure of human…Continue
Added by Graham Durant-Law on April 26, 2012 at 5:48am — No Comments
In my previous post I provided some detail on the data cleansing and manipulation steps that precedes the SNA. (I’ll provide the detailed steps in an annex to the report.) In this post I will provide an early temporal analysis. At this stage I still have not completed the detailed SNA, but I find these steps useful in understanding the dataset. Of necessity they require…Continue
In my previous post I provided an outline of how the KM4Dev SNA will be conducted. Phase One, the analysis of the discussion groups, has commenced. A fortnight or so ago I was provided post data in a XML format for the main group. This was quite exciting because I have 10 complete years of data, and two years of incomplete data to analyse. It’s also a daunting task, because before any analysis…Continue
First let me thank Pete Cranston for posting my introduction to this group. In that post I said I was pleased to have the opportunity to conduct the social network analysis (SNA) of KM4Dev. A question was posed as to what the goals and objectives of the study are, and how they might be used. Here’s the answer.
As detailed in Chapter 5 of my free eBook titled “Knowledge Transfer for the Military Leader” one of the major impediments to knowledge transfer is lack of trust combined with a tendency on the part of many individuals toward maintaining too small a social circle.
Trust building is very important in what we do. Why? The more trust a person has in another individual the smoother and more spontaneous the flow off knowledge and experience between them will be over time. People tend to…Continue
For a while now I am following what seems to be a trench battle between the so-called “cyber-utopians”, who see social media as the guarantor of a new age of equality, democracy and civil rights, and the critical skeptics who point out that they’ve seen it all before and who see social media as an overstretched hype with no real impact on the real world.
The Arab Spring and the related media coverage regarding the role of social media have surely added a new quality to the…Continue
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