Improved visualization of conference tweets

In my last post I mentioned that the chord diagram wasn’t as useful as the matrix diagram to view the entire set of twitter interactions in a conference.  I made a few changes to the diagrams since then.

I removed the tweeters with 1 or 2 tweets (this may not be a good idea – more on that in a future post).  I also used different shades of the same color for the chords (darker colors indicate more tweets).  With these changes, the difference in the two conferences is much more visible.

conference1allchord.1
conference2allchord.1

I also made some modifications to the matrix diagram.  I was again trying to find a way to easily compare two conferences.  See the images below.  You may be able to view the visualizations side-by-side in browser windows.

conference1allmatrixb
conference2allmatrixb

I’ll be posting some more data on these two conferences in a future post.  Let me know if you think the visualization helps to compare the interactions in the two conferences.

Remember to click on the images to see the actual visualizations.