The gure represents a subset o the conversation that took place between individualsvia Twitter© during the 2011 Social Media in Emergency Management (SMEM) Campat that National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) mid-year conerence,as captured via the #SMEM11 hashtag designated or conerence use. The networkvisualization captures directed conversation between individual accounts, as denedthrough “@-mentions” on Twitter. When individual A mentions individual B in a tweet,an arc rom one node to another is used to capture that relationship on the graph. Thesize o the node and its label (Twitter unique names) is proportional to the number oother nodes it is connected to on the graph (only nodes that have at least two connec-tions are included here). The nodes and edges are colored according to the “commu-nity” to which the node belongs, as determined by the set o individuals who were mostclosely related through their Twitter mentions.