Hyperspace Fan Writer Network

I don’t know a lot about social network analysis but I do know how to plug numbers into software I don’t entirely understand. So there’s no blistering insights from the following graph, I just thought it looked neat.

This is the data from the previous post converted into a network graph. The thickness of the bar are the proportion of points that re-allocated as a nominee was eliminated. The data is essentially incomplete because EPH stops when the six finalists have been identified. In theory the algorithm could keep going until there was one ‘winner’. So, for example, Cora and Paul don’t have a connection because they were both finalists. I also turned it into an undirected graph because I messed up how I imported the data into Gephi (https://gephi.org/ ) and the arrows were pointing the wrong way round.

The main thing is that it ended up looking pretty, like a faceted gemstone. It also shows that EPH functions in a way that is somehow both competitive but also mutually supportive.


11 responses to “Hyperspace Fan Writer Network”

  1. “The thickness of the bar are the proportion of points that re-allocated as a nominee was eliminated.”

    Obviously I get this, because every true fan writer knows how to find is way to a bar.

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  2. *looks at transfers*
    You’re welcome. 🙂

    I would be interested in seeing unreallocated nominations. I might be misreading/misrepresenting the data, but if I understand things correctly, the closer the initial points are to the number of nominations, the more focused that person’s nominators are (at least in terms of sharing nominations with others on the longlist). This also shows up – from the other side of the coin – in how the initial and when-eliminated points differ.
    This would suggest that Elsa and I have very single-minded fans, and all of you in the top 8 have a broader appeal, in the sense you appeal to people who also nominate others.

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