So far in our series on the South African Twittersphere, we explored what lessons we can learn from conversations happening around two key political figures, opposition leader Helen Zille and president Jacob Zuma. We then mapped a large portion of the South African Twitter network in order to identify who had the most followers and the sub-communities that exist within the network. While it is useful to know who has the most followers, this is not necessarily the best way of understanding who truly wields influence. To get a better grasp on who is influential within the network, our last article in this series focuses on two statistics, both of which are widely considered as good proxies for understanding influence based on a person’s position within a network: Does the person connect different groups together i.e. “betweeness centrality”?
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<— Back to main twitter un-workshop page Hashtags (#)are those seemingly inconspicuous symbols in front of (sometimes nonsensical) words that you find included in some tweets. Right from the start of this unworkshop we have asked you to include the hashtag #ict4champions in all of your tweets relating to this workshop.