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Meet The First Miners of the New Social Graph

Marshall Kirkpatrick says:

Name 3 people whom you admire, despise, work with or otherwise pay attention to and tools like HiveMindFollower Wonk and Twiangulate will quickly calculate who all those people are following in common on Twitter.

I don’t understand the implication that these are the first miners of the social graph. As slick and nice as tools like these are (and I really like Twiangulate), there have been sites generally available for well over a year to discover and analyze this same information about your social network on twitter. It is true that this data is cake to mine and graph with readily available tech, and many of these services have come and gone as twitter has matured and grown over the last 3 years.

Engineering Firm Charts Ties - WSJ.com
"Resistance is always about control," says Micki Nelson, who oversees technology under Mr. Gulas.
Ms. Nelson says she reviews the network analysis when setting goals for her teams: She sends less-well-known workers on trips to other offices. One analysis asked employees to rate how interactions with colleagues affected their energy levels; she hired an acting coach for a manager pinpointed as “low energy.”

Engineering Firm Charts Ties - WSJ.com

"Resistance is always about control," says Micki Nelson, who oversees technology under Mr. Gulas.

Ms. Nelson says she reviews the network analysis when setting goals for her teams: She sends less-well-known workers on trips to other offices. One analysis asked employees to rate how interactions with colleagues affected their energy levels; she hired an acting coach for a manager pinpointed as “low energy.”