Social Networking With Kumu

This assignment brought a whole new meaning to the process of “trial and error.”

While I struggled immensely with the intricate process of data scraping, the final product gave me a special appreciation for Kumu. This data mapping site brings a special awareness to the relationships between different elements. In this case, we see the relationship between students and the books they borrowed within 1845 at Manchester Academy. I gathered this data from Dissenting Academies Online. This data started out messy and complex so it needed to be scraped and cleaned. Although the last assignment went extremely well for me, this exercise was a different story. In my opinion this map was worth the struggle. Being able to see all of the information that taunted me in such a cool visual is strangely fulfilling. Below is the end result of my attempt at data scrapping.

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