The Round Table – #change11 Twitter visualisations

Continued work with Twitter data from the September to December period of the change11 MOOC course has got me thinking about what kind of interpretations might be made from particular forms of visualisation.  With the proviso that the simplest is sometimes the best, I have become increasingly attracted to the ‘circle’ as a shape which has associations with egalitarianism and democracy.  Therefore the circle shape itself may be useful as a comment on the equal distribution of ‘connections’ in the connectivist-informed MOOC course.  One might expect an even dispersal of communications at the round table of the #change11 course, however the following visualisation may be indicative of a smaller number of dominant, or at least prominent, figures.