Monday, February 7, 2011

Just for fun, a look at Legal Tech NY tweets

Unable to make it to this year's Legal Tech conference, I was at least able to follow some of the action from a distance, via Twitter. While I was at it, I took some notes.

Here is a social netwrok graph from Tuesday and Wednesday of Twitter users who used the #LTNY hashtag and @mentioned other users.


This represents tweets between midnight on Tuesday, 2/1/11 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2/2/11, with some gaps. The 118 isolates (including myself), who did not mention or get mentioned were removed, as were the 25 dyads and one triad, who just mentioned one another. This left six isolated groups (shown in that sea-foam color) and one large connected network, comprising 178 nodes.

So what we see here is a group that is more connected than not. Of the 349 participants, 231 - 66 percent - mentioned or were mentioned by at least one other. But what were they tweeting about?

LTNY Tweets

A semantic network graph of tweets between approx.2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 2/1/11.


A semantic network graph of #LTNY tweets on Wednesday, 2/2.

These graphs show the words that co-occurred most often in the #LTNY tweets. This being a trade show, there were a handful of "chance(s) to win", and among those prizes were Starbucks gift cards. Both "legal tech" and "legal hold" were talked about, 16 and 9 times, respectively. Social media - and the lack of coverage thereof at the conference - also came up a lot. 37 times. This of course from a bunch of tweeps.

So there it is - Legal Tech 2011, remote. I hung out with jasnwilsn and had some "caffiene" at Starbucks.

The data were collected with NodeXL, which was also used to draw the social network. The semantic network analysis was done with WORDij.