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Two Free Twitter Network Visualization Tools

Network Visualization

Lately, my associates and I have been doing quite a bit of social network visualization research for clients, typically using raw social data and comprehensive, fee-based custom tools. While these are great for deep analysis and strategic planning, sometimes a simple free tool can do the trick if all you are looking for is quick high-level insights. I would like to point out two such tools today, both of which rely on the Twitter API.

If This Then That. When Google isn’t enough…

We all know “googling” things in 2013 is ubiquitous. Once you throw in Bing, Yahoo, and the multitude of niche search engines you get roughly 92% of the world’s on-line population of 2.3 billion people searching for things daily. That being said, search  still requires you to input a decently thought out query and fine-tune it as you go along. Yes, this is far more convenient than anything we had in the past, however with the sheer amount of things we search for, finding efficiencies in the process will be essential over the next few years.