- In Gephi when using the filters I began by using the giant component and then the degree change as well. I used degree range 5 -> 5610 which allowed me to create a better visualization. The Times up hashtag has a lot of traffic, specifically from retweets so it was important to adjust the degrees correctly. In the statistics tab my network diameter was 15 and my modularity was at 0.468. When I ran the modularity statists I had 7 communities. The bulk of the content in Times Up comes from tweets therefore the communities are large in size. Continually, my visualization show that the archive is large and continues to grow. There were over fifty thousands tweets in the archive when I created the visualizations. TheJaniceTemple is the most frequent user of the hashtag. She is an activist and curator who dedicates her time to woman right and black empowerment. The visual show the power behind retweets and how a community can be built by highlighting an issue that many people relate with. Celebrities have made a great impact with the Times up movement. Celebrities will tweet in relationship to times up and s the hashtag to add to the conversation. Despite it just being one tweet, the times up hashtag continues to gain steam with retweets and mentions. Through the visualizations you can see that there are two large communities, both of these communities have a lot of retweets which began with celebrity or poplar twitter users. The times up movement is always prevalent on twitter. However, at certain times the tweets spike, like the golden globes for example. The visualizations needed tone filtered out, meaning that the tweets were very much overlapping. Using the no overlap button I was able to see individual users more clearly. However, this overlapping show that there is a lot of retweeting going on and the Times Up hashtag involves adding to the conversation by retweeting more so that creating individual tweets.
There are 27 usernames in this subgroup some of them are: Endnjustice, powerinnos, a_jutscause, kaseytyndall, lindonk, springsdapper, wme, pbr, fightinjustic33, ashbrsun, terrycrews, phodges7, lynette858.
This group appears to have a few bots, but most of the users seem to be connected through discussion of justice. These users in particular tweet about social injustices and seeking justice at local and national levels. The times up movement is a hashtag that is used to shine light ton mistreatment of women, these users used the hash tag but also seem to be focused on seeking justice for various things. The times up movement is specifically fighting aslant gender injustice. All users who use the hashtag have other various tweets that aren’t directly related to times up. With this subgroup , they seem to be advocators. Not ever tweet is directly related to justice per say but throughout their feeds there is mention of justice and rights frequently. Even the bots continually retweet and tweet about justice. A few users in his group also work for or were featured on WME which is a an entertainment agency. This part of the subgroup is interesting because WME magazine and the agency purpose is to reduce entertainment and media. Time up has become so prevent in the media and entertainers are beaching part of this issue and conversation. I think it is important to see how times up has reached the entertainment world and individuals who produce media have to address and educate themselves on Times Up, hence the tweets from WME workers.
In this subgroup there are 8 users. The 8 users are: savepl2174455, pennandvirginia, Fredjoh57935135,voiceless_child, novicleftbehind, now_aust, wgarnews, photoandgrime.
In this subgroup, there a few users but they are grouped together because of their tweets about abuse. These users are tweeting about child abuse, domestic abuse and abuse against women in general. Abuse is a major part of the times up movement, women are being mistreated emotionally, mentally and physically. Women have been silenced due to fear, some women have been threatened and some have been been abused. This sub group is grouped together because of their mentions of abuse. This users also use other hashtags like #sexualharrasment and #childabuse. The times up movement is so broad and it continues to expand, the hashtag has started conversation and has given people a voice. This subgroup highlights speaking up and against abuse.
3. Co-Hashtag Map
Hashtags:#Trumpsamerikka #neveragain #theresistance #enough #votethemallout #athiest #impeach45
I focused on this community because it appears to be hashtags from bots or users who are strictly tweeting about our current political situation. We have learned a little bit about bots in class and from what I see these tweets appear to not be from actual users. Bots have been used frequently to push political agenda and add to conversation. Their official purpose is not really defined but it would be ignorant to ignore their place on twitter. These tweets are grouped together because they all are being used to resistant or speak out against the American government. Our current political situation can relate to the times up movement because of Trump’s disrespect towards women and his policies which ultimately affect women’s rights. The times up movement is meant to empower women and start a open conversation about women’s issues. These other hashtags associated with my own hashtag seek overcoming obstacles that the world is facing under Trump’s rule. Women are a group that has been directly affected by Trump’s rule and Trumps personal life has shown that he disrespects women and has allegedly harassed and assaulted women. These tweets tell a similar story with that of times up, when will enough be enough? The Trump administration has angered people and the times up movement is a way in which people who are angry can voice their frustration. Th epitomes up movement is related specifically to women, but they hashtags show an overall stance of wanting change in America. Yes, with how women are treated, but always with how runs our country and when will humanity no longer tolerate injustice.