SocialAction is a social network analysis tool that integrates visualization and statistics to improve the analytical process.

SocialAction in Demo

(SocialAction: Analyzing the Social Network of US Senators)

SocialAction is a research project by Adam Perer and Ben Shneiderman at the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab.

For more information, visit​hcil/​socialaction/


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Global Web Index

GlobalWebIndex goes beyond conventional market research reports and one off studies. Take control of the largest ongoing market research data set on the web ever compiled, with our revolutionary online tool.

Check out their free tool that gives you a chance to play with 3 areas in their  data set. This is real data and allows you to see how to customise your view by audience. In the full platform we provide over 500 elements for you to do this:

(click above link to see an interactive tool; select your audience and check out their social media profile )

Information Graphic on Twitter

Twitter's overnight Internet fame stems from one simple question: "What are you doing?" You have 140 characters of text to answer, and as soon as you hit Update, the site's millions of users can see what you're up to. This small idea has blossomed into a hugely popular phenomenon, with its users covering the entire Earth, developers creating scores of helper apps for it, and a raft of imitation sites. It's growth has certainly been impressive since last year.

Information Graphic on Twitter is an infographic university project made by Melanie Stirner graphic designer from Germany, Trier. This exclusive infographic breaks down some of statistics on years/month, entire tweets, daily tweets, number of signs, crime rate, spam, security gaps, followers, following and languages.

via Melanie Stirner

Note: This infographic is in German Language.

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The Most Powerful Colours in the World released report on the colors of the social web last last week, based on data analyzed by their Twitter theme tool, they were surprised that blue was such a dominant color in people's profile designs. Was Twitter's default color influencing their design decisions? Or is blue really THE most popular and dominant color online? ...They decided to look at the colors in the brands from the top 100 sites in the world to see if they could paint a more colorful picture.


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CodeCity: Immersive Software Visualization

CodeCity is an integrated environment for software analysis, in which software systems are visualized as interactive, navigable 3D cities. The classes are represented as buildings in the city, while the packages are depicted as the districts in which the buildings reside. The visible properties of the city artifacts depict a set of chosen software metrics, as in the polymetric views of CodeCrawler.

CodeCity comes as a self-contained, ready-to-run application. It is available for Mac OS X and Windows. It also added a CodeCity image-only for other operating systems such as Linux (you need to install VisualWorks on your system before running CodeCity)

Great visualization tool for understanding code issues.

Developer: Richard Wettel

License: CodeCity is developed in VisualWorks Smalltalk under an academic non-commercial license and its use is therefore limited to non-commercial.

Download here:

Here is a preview with a CodeCity visualization of JDK (Java Development Kit) v1.5:



Gephi is an open-source software for graph and network analysis. It uses a 3D render engine to display large graphs in real-time and to speed up the exploration. Gephi combines built-in functionalities and flexible architecture to:

  • explore
  • analyze
  • spatialize
  • filter
  • cluterize
  • manipulate

export all types of networks.

Gephi is based on a visualize-and-manipulate paradigm which allow any user to discover networks and data properties. Moreover, it is designed to follow the chain of a case study, from data file to nice printable maps. Gephi is a free/libre software distributed under the GPL 3 ("GNU General Public License"). Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Gephi is open-source and free.

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