[Air-L] query: simple web link cluster software?

Robert Ackland robert.ackland at anu.edu.au
Thu Nov 11 03:31:15 PST 2010

Hi - I've been waiting almost an hour now and no-one has chimed in 
yet, so...I guess I'll have to do it myself!  VOSON 
(http://voson.anu.edu.au) might suit your purpose.

There are two versions: VOSON System is a web app, while VOSON+NodeXL 
is a plugin to NodeXL (http://nodexl.codeplex.com), a social media 
network analysis tool for Excel 2007.

Academic users can access VOSON System and VOSON+NodeXL for free via a 
service provided by the ANU.  Non-academic users can also currently 
access both tools for free via a service provided by Uberlink 
Corporation (http://www.uberlink.com.au).  There are some training 
videos available for VOSON System and we are working on one for 


Dr Robert Ackland
Fellow and Masters Coordinator, Australian Demographic and Social 
Research Institute, The Australian National University

e-mail:   robert.ackland at anu.edu.au
homepage: http://adsri.anu.edu.au/people/robert.php
project:  http://voson.anu.edu.au

Information about the Master of Social Research
(Social Science of the Internet specialisation):

Jesper Aagaard Petersen wrote:
> Hello all.
> I have to do a presentation of what I have dubbed the satanic milieu online,
> something I have mainly dealt with offline and on a case-by-case basis. As a
> historian of religions, I have little practical knowledge about statistical
> representation software, but I just had the idea of making a simple cluster
> or cloud representing sites and links and so visualizing relations between
> sites. This is probably way to simple for avantgarde internet research, but
> it will actually push the history of religions forward quite a bit when it
> comes to studying ephemeral networks of alternative religiosity.
> The end-product should be some kind of cluster map. Any tips for
> user-friendly programs? All tips will be appreciated, but webbased and/or
> free downloads will of course be the best.
> Best,
> Jesper Petersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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