Apr 8, 2014 at 8:49 PM
Edited Apr 8, 2014 at 8:58 PM
Hello! I have some questions about getting facebook groups information with NodeXL. I would be grateful if anybody could help me with answering my questions:
- I would like to understand the nature of information that NodeXL downloads from facebook groups. When I download the data of user-user network, what kind of connections is it - are they people involved in commenting and liking only, or there are post authors
among them as well? Can anobody please answer or advice any source to read about that? I
ve read chapters of the book "Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL", but it seems that time NodeXL didnt have that function; on this web site I could
find just the discussion about the modality of networks - but thats not my question. I exactly need to understand - in theory, should there be an author of the post in the network that NodeXL make from facebook group?
- When I try understand this question in practice by examing the data I really fail :-( Sometimes at some posts it looks like there is an author and other commenters who are linked in the way of the weighted edges - when A is a post author, B have a connection
to him, C have a connection to A and B, C - to A, B, C, etc. In other posts it looks like there is no such rule. So the question is - what is the algoritm of data downloading from facebook groups__? Is it possible that the program doesn
t get the whole
set of posts and comments? Maybe Facebook settings dont allow NodeXL to get everything? The group I
m trying to get data is an open one, and Im a member of it (in general it has 1085 users).
- In downloaded data sometimes some edges have weight of 1, others - of 2-3-4 etc. Similarly, it would be great to understand why and when it happens, because I can not make a rule from observng the data.
Without answering these questions I cant continue with my research. Now for me NodeXL is the only one source of importing the infromation from facebook, so I cant make a data array for analysis without it. Thats why I hope to get useful advice.