Monday, November 14, 2011

Reaction: Balancing Systematic and Flexible Exploration of Social Networks

The analysis of social networks presented by the author using SocialAction helps in a clear and proper analysis of data based on systematic and flexible analysis. The analysis of social networks based on SocialAction involves an in depth understanding of the visualizations drawn from the social networks. The analysis of a social network systematically and also considering all the relationships is very intuitive because this leads to good analysis of social networks. Considering the flexibility of grouping into subgroups and avoiding intangible networks greatly improves the capacity to analyse the network and dividing the network into groups based on node link is a good way of analyzing the network. 

I think the support of exploratory analysis by SocialAction as described by the author in forming cohesive groups and this also adheres to the systematic way of ranking the nodes while encouraging explorative methods which helps in study of better relationships between nodes. The variou types of links can be confusing and be misleading when traditional approach is followed. But, the method described by the author can be leveraged to the best use and be productive.