How are people in CryptoTwitter connected? - interactive graph
I have been following CryptoTwitter since August, when I got interested in BCH. At first, I didn’t really know who I should follow, so I used Graphext’s tool for creating a context out of my initial very small Twitter list. That way, with a bit of work after a few months, I could find who was relevant in this context. This is what it looks like now, with 466 accounts:
The graph shows how CryptoTwitter is connected, based on who follows whom, retweets, etc. A bigger node means more influence in this particular context. Different node colours indicate different communities that are automatically generated with the tool. As you can see, there are two clear communities that could roughly be assigned to BTC and BCH supporters.
Taking a bit closer look at each:
The blue community represents BTC. By the size of the nodes, you can see that Charlie Lee, Adam Back and Nick Szabo are big influences, and are also located in the center of the context.
In BCH’s case, Jihan Wu has the biggest influence (along with those big ones that are close to both communities). Dr Craig Wright is also big, and more importantly, is in the center of the BCH context.
The gatekeepers, those that stand in the middle of both communities, are the ones who could probably make a difference by influencing both communities. You can clearly see, for instance, Roger Ver and Gavin Andresen in the middle:
(Another fun fact: Cobra used to appear very close to Bitcoin Core Project, and now is about to cross the line to the other side!):
Who appears closer to Bitcoin Core Project and Blockstream? These people:
Now, something that’s fun to see, too. If you click on a person, it tells you who he/she is following and followed by. When there’s a discontinuous grey line, it means they should be following each other but aren’t, so it usually means there’s been some kind of conflict going on. In Roger Ver’s case, it happens with quite a few core supporters! See:
And here is a hierarchical view according to their pagerank relevance. Fred Ehrsam, Roger Ver, Brian Armstrong, Charlie Lee, Andreas M Antonopoulos and Erik Vorhees are the most influential of all:
You can play around with the graphic after the paywall. You can also check if you show up there (there's a little search box) and see how you're connected to the rest ;)
This will give you entertainment for quite a while! I’d love to see your insights on the comments.
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