Finally we get to know the neuro-Flocks themselves!
Big purple-pink nodes represent the indicated topic. The tiny blue dots represent single twitterers, edges connecting users to the topic represent the tweets belonging to that particular topic. The thicker the edge, the higher the number of tweets belonging to the connected topic.
These data were collected during the whole day (12am to 10pm). Twitterers shown in the center of the network were tweeting more than one topic, while users on the border of the graph were connected to one single topic
click on the image to see the whole network (pdf file) - feel free to download, but please reference to sciple.org
Thanks to the Action Potential forum @NoahWG (did we need to post this link?!?) wins all. He is the core of this conference day! ... well the core in the sense that everyone re-tweets what he tweets! He has the power to influence-shape the conversations at #sfn11
SciCurious tweets and get retweeted a lot too! the blog post "Serotonin and motivation for food intake = sci's new hotness" hosted at Action potential generated a long chain of RTs.
BTW... tweets volume is decreasing. They decreased by 23% from yesterday.
BUT the percentage of 'scientific' tweets (according to our algorithm) is increased from 22% to 30%. ... who stays for the last day is really motivated and go crazy with science?!?!?
What is hot at #SfN11? That's easy... we detected an 'unusual' activity in the 'Homeostatic & Neuroendocrine' category in the night between 14th and 15th November.. what was the topic? well have a look at the most frequent words and read this post!
11am was the time for the brain activity in elderly. How do we age? (TOPIC: Development)
Eventually we were all intrigued by obesity at the Public advocacy forum "The Obesity Epidemic: How Brain Science Is Leading the Way to Better Health and Prevention" (TOPIC: Homoestatic & Neuroendocrine).