Subscriber Network

Jan 17, 2014 at 8:35 AM
Hi everybody, I have a question concerning YouTube User networks.
As far as I can see, it is possible to map the users to whom a specific vertex subscribed to, right?
But: Is it also possible to map the users who subscribed to the vertex I am looking at?
Concerning popularity measures, it would be very interesting to find out which users feel attracted by the vertex I am looking at. Is there any possibility to trace that?
Jan 17, 2014 at 6:55 PM
Edited Jan 17, 2014 at 7:12 PM

NodeXL's Import from YouTube User's Network will give you the people and channels subscribed to by a specified user.

When you say "the users who subscribed to the vertex I am looking at," do you mean the user's friends? NodeXL used to have an option for that (you can see it as a grayed-out "Friend of the user" in the dialog box), but YouTube changed its policy so that you can no longer ask YouTube for someone else's friends. I assume it was a privacy issue. So NodeXL can no longer get that information, and the answer to your question is no, we can't trace that.

If I misunderstood your question, please let me know.

-- Tony