***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Here are a list of recent SNA projects that I have been involved in, either directly or indirectly. Notice many of them can be categorized as "business applications". I am sure others who do SNA consulting have a similar list. * Map and weave a nationwide volunteer network * Improve the innovation of a group of scientists and researchers in a worldwide organization * Find emergent leaders in fast growing company * Improve leadership and team chemistry for sports franchises * Build a grass roots political campaign * Determine influential journalists and analysts in the IT industry * Unmask the spread of HIV in a prison system * Map executive's personal network based on email flows * Discover the network of Innovators in a regional economy * Analyze book selling patterns to position a new book * Map a group of entrepreneurs in a specific marketspace * Find an organization's go-to people in various knowledge domains * Map interactions amongst blogs on various topics * Reveal key players in an investigative news story * Map national network of professionals involved in a change effort * Improve the functioning of various project teams * Map communities of expertise in various medical fields * Help large organization locate employees in new buildings * Examine a network of farm animals to analyze how disease spreads from one cow to another * Map network of Jazz musicians based on musical styles and CD sales * Discover emergent communities of interest amongst faculty at various universities * Reveal cross-border knowledge flows based on research publications * Expose business ties & financial flows to investigate possible criminal behavior * Uncover network of characters in a fictional work * Analyze managers' networks for succession planning * Discern useful patterns in clickstreams on the WWW * Locate technical experts and the paths to access them in engineering organization Valdis _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.