I spent most of last week at the Digital Humanities Australasia conference in Canberra (see my liveblog coverage), where I presented the latest iteration of our map of the Australian Twitter follower/followee network. This is now based on a total dataset of some 950,000 users, from which we’ve selected the most connected 120,000 for visualisation.
A number of very interesting patterns are emerging from this. In addition to confirming some of the clustering tendencies which we already observed in the previous map (then based on data for some 550,000 users), I’ve also been able to overlay activity data for some of the #hashtags we’ve tracked over the past couple of years – so for the first time, we’re seeing those hashtags in the wider context of Twitter user networks in Australia.
Here’s my presentation, with audio from the talk: