Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Balls: Whose were the biggest at Social Media 09?

Conferences are tough. Social Media 09 was no exception. The speaker programme was non-stop, the room rammed and boiling hot, and the refreshments sparse.

But we had fun. The live 'Twitterfall' - a stream of related tweets on a big screen - was a constant source of amusement for the audience and a relentless distraction for the speakers. The content was, on the whole, very interesting. I've written a post over at the very excellent Reputation Online summing up each presentation.

One interesting element that's been doing the rounds since the event has been the graphic demonstrating the influence of all the Twitterers who were covering the goings on (click to zoom).

It's a really great way of illustrating Twitter conversations. Well done to David Barrowcliff for creating the graphic. In his words, "I figured out who mentioned who & worked out those with highest betweenness centrality". Er, OK.

Anyway, I'm sure they are supposed to be 'spheres of influence', but they look like balls to me. Check out the size of mine!