Twitter buzz about IBM Rational


Having created a Python program for “poor man’s mass surveillance”, that given a Twitter account, or set of accounts, grabs the latest tweets from that account and analyzes each tweet for mentions, I thought it might be interesting to see what buzz there is about various companies.

So I started with IBM Rational, and recursively collected all mentions from that account, to the third level, that is, I collected IBM Rational’s “friends-of-friends-of-friends”, where “friend” is defined as a “mention” either a hashtag or another twitter account.

That recursive process resulted in some 100.000 nodes, about 70% of them twitter users, the rest hashtags, and almost 200.000 relationships (“links”) between these nodes.

The image above shows the most influencial nodes in the network.

#Bigdata, #Cloud and #Mobile are thus the most buzzed about concepts in the IBM Rational social network.

About swdevperestroika

High tech industry veteran, avid hacker reluctantly transformed to mgmt consultant.
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