The Social Network Importer for NodeXL is a add-in social media network graph data provider for
NodeXL which allow users to directly download and import a variety of Facebook Fan Page and Group networks. It is developed in C#. Limited support is available for import of personal networks (until the
API's are removed from Facebook).
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Easily import ego, Fan page and Group networks from Facebook with the newly updated Social Network Importer for
NodeXL (For information about
NodeXL, see: http://nodexl.codeplex.com).
Facebook Group Network Importer
The Social Network Importer now includes a Group Network Import which allows you to import different networks from Facebook Groups.
The importer also includes search functionality for Fan pages and Groups. Just start typing the name of the fan page/group in the Name/ID textbox and it will automatically display a list of the fan pages/groups matching the search term. Select
the fan page/group you want to analyze by clicking on it. You will then see the ID of the selected fan page/group displayed in the textbox.
Searching Functionality in Fan Page Network Importer
Social Network Importer Features
The Facebook Fan Page and Group network importers can extract connections among people and posts linked by co-like or co-comment actions. User to user, post to post, and user to post networks are available.
Using the ego network data importer, it is possible to extract one's own personal Facebook friends network - the collection of connections among your and your friends and your friends's connections to one another. Visualizing this network data set can result
in a network visualization created with NodeXL that looks something like this:
How to install the Social Network Importer for NodeXL:
> Close NodeXL
> Download the installation zip file from http://socialnetimporter.codeplex.com/
> Unzip the file: you will find four items:
> Copy these files to the
NodeXL Plug-ins Directory specified in the "Import Options..." (See: Using third-party graph data importers in NodeXL Excel Template 2014)
> Restart NodeXL: you should now see the Facebook Import option in the NodeXL>Data>Import menu.
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The Social Network Importer for NodeXL project is coordinated by the
Social Media Research Foundation which is dedicated to Open Tools, Open Data, and Open Scholarship.