Visualising New Zealand Members of Parliament Twitter networks by Chris McDowall

These are New Zealand politicians’ social media fingerprints. The subject of the graph sits in the centre. The MPs who they are connected to in some fashion form a ring around the edge, coloured according to their Political Party. The connecting lines signify the nature of the relationship between MPs. Circles surrounded by a heavy outline are party leaders or co-leaders. Circle size is proportional to the number of times that politician has ever tweeted.