Twitter Follow Network for Political Networks Conference

I am currently attending the 5th Annual Political Networks Conference in beautiful Boulder, CO.  On twitter, the conference is served by the account @PolNetworks and the hash tag #PolNet2012.  Just for fun, below is a depiction of the follow network for the @PolNetworks account and all the twitter users who follow @PolNetworks.

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Figure: Best described as the first-degree egocentric follow network of @PolNetworks.  Click the picture for a larger version.

This is a directed graph.  Arrows point from follower to followee.  Obviously, PolNetworks is in the center of this graph, because every user follows PolNetworks.

Graph Density:  0.15

Graph Transitivity:  0.56

Graph Connectedness:  1.00

Graph Efficiency:  0.87

Some Node-Level Measures:

Account inDegree outDegree Eigen. Centrality
JaciKettler 8 14 0.36
smotus 23 12 0.32
kwcollins 14 12 0.31
jlove1982 6 9 0.28
JohnCluverius 7 9 0.28
JeffGulati 6 9 0.25
RebeccaHannagan 2 8 0.24
therriaultphd 12 8 0.23
BrendanNyhan 21 9 0.21
davekarpf 7 7 0.21
richardmskinner 6 8 0.21
ianpcook 3 7 0.2
hsquared47 3 7 0.19
jon_m_rob 0 6 0.16
sissenberg 7 6 0.16
First_Street 1 6 0.15
FHQ 12 4 0.1
heathbrown 2 5 0.1
DocPolitics 1 4 0.09
ajungherr 0 3 0.07
archimedino 0 3 0.07
GeoffLorenz 0 3 0.07
JoeLenski 2 4 0.07
slimbock 0 2 0.05
James_H_Fowler 2 3 0.04
PolNetworks 34 1 0.04
jasonjones_jjj 1 3 0.03
krmckelv 1 2 0.03
dogaker 0 1 0.01
DominikBatorski 0 1 0.01
janschulz 0 1 0.01
jboxstef 0 1 0.01
matthewhitt 0 1 0.01
ophastings 0 1 0.01
stefanjwojcik 0 1 0.01

Edge list in xlsx format:  polnetworks_edge_list

Data collected 6/12/2012

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