Last week we looked at how UK media groups and newspapers use Twitter - the subjects they discuss and the amount they Tweet.
The brilliant Tony Hirst on his blog Ouseful has taken that one step further - using the Tweetminster API to get lists of UK political and current affairs journalists and find out who they follow on Twitter.
Then he used a really powerful - and free - graphic design software called Gephi to visualise how they link together. What it shows is that journalists follow other journalists, mostly from their own organisation.



—Simon Rogers of guardian.co.uk

Last week we looked at how UK media groups and newspapers use Twitter - the subjects they discuss and the amount they Tweet.

The brilliant Tony Hirst on his blog Ouseful has taken that one step further - using the Tweetminster API to get lists of UK political and current affairs journalists and find out who they follow on Twitter.

Then he used a really powerful - and free - graphic design software called Gephi to visualise how they link together. What it shows is that journalists follow other journalists, mostly from their own organisation.

Simon Rogers of guardian.co.uk

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