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An Approximation Algorithm for Active Friending in Online Social Networks [article]

Guangmo Tong, Ruiqi Wang, Xiang Li, Weili Wu, Ding-Zhu Du
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Guiding users to actively expanding their online social circles is one of the primary strategies for enhancing user participation and growing online social networks.  ...  In this paper, we study the active friending problem which aims at providing users with the strategy for methodically sending invitations to successfully build a friendship with target users.  ...  The recent decade has witnessed a tremendous expansion of online social network where there are totally 3.03 billion active users by the end of April 2018 [5] .  ... 
arXiv:1811.00643v3 fatcat:p7zbg4zua5db5llnz3pisgimva

Maximizing acceptance probability for active friending in online social networks

De-Nian Yang, Hui-Ju Hung, Wang-Chien Lee, Wei Chen
2013 Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining - KDD '13  
Friending recommendation has successfully contributed to the explosive growth of online social networks.  ...  In this paper, we advocate a recommendation support for active friending, where a user actively specifies a friending target.  ...  In this paper, we study a new optimization problem, called Acceptance Probability Maximization (APM), for active friending in online social networks.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2487575.2487599 dblp:conf/kdd/YangHLC13 fatcat:4b6fsilbrbgwterjho274spw7m

Online and offline social networks: Use of social networking sites by emerging adults

Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Stephanie M. Reich, Natalia Waechter, Guadalupe Espinoza
2008 Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology  
In this study, college students responded, in person and online, to questions about their online activities and closest friends in three contexts: social networking sites, instant messaging, and face-to-face  ...  Yet little is known about young people's activities on these sites and how their networks of "friends" relate to their other online (e.g., instant messaging) and offline networks.  ...  In order to determine what emerging adults did online, how much time they spent on various online activities, especially on social networking sites, and how their online and offline social networks related  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2008.07.003 fatcat:ja4njz3gqzfmpkk3adfiiazm6q

Online Social Networking: A New Form of Social Interaction

Siti Ezaleila Mustafa, Azizah Hamzah
2011 International Journal of Social Science and Humanity  
In addition, discussion about the global activities of online social networking is also undertaken as a comparison.  ...  The analysis shows that online social networking has been used as a new mode of communication especially for Internet active users to meet and interact with their friends.  ...  Only 20% of respondents answer that they "often (12.5%) and very often (7.5%) do this activity in online social networking.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijssh.2011.v1.17 fatcat:crju6lacfzedzobwpg2kmzemya

Role Identity Salience and User Participation in Online Communities

Xiaoquan (Michael) Zhang, Chong (Alex) Wang, Kar Yan Tam
2010 International Conference on Information Systems  
This paper studies the effect of online social networking functions on user participation with data collected from a Chinese online community.  ...  A formal theoretical model is proposed to investigate the equilibrium participation and friend network usage behavior.  ...  Our model does not identify this difference in social influence, and we do not directly study the social influence between online users connected by different ties.  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/ZhangWT10 fatcat:2ecggpgpnraihdll5lf7v5znny

Social-Role Identity Salience and User Participation in Social Networks

Xiaoquan (Michael) Zhang, Chong (Alex) Wang
2010 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems  
Predictions are tested with a differences-in-differences model using data from an online social network community.  ...  This paper studies the effect of social-role identity salience in social networks on user participation in an online community that facilitates user rating, reviewing and discussing of cultural products  ...  Besides these online activities, there are two types of social network functions on Douban, the follow network and the friend network.  ... 
dblp:conf/pacis/ZhangW10 fatcat:52apuntezjc77kfvqm4nibclxm

All online friends are not created equal

Xi Chen, Chong (Alex) Wang, Xiaoquan (Michael) Zhang
2012 Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Conference on Electronic Commerce - ICEC '12  
In the context of an online social network, we examine the influence structure on top of the network structure.  ...  Online social network generates an online mapping of socially connected individuals.  ...  These users focus solely on social-networking activities, thus differentiate more among their online friends.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2346536.2346590 dblp:conf/ACMicec/ChenWZ12 fatcat:vcilqdljfbch7lgmi3ianxgd6y

Friending, IMing, and hanging out face-to-face: Overlap in adolescents' online and offline social networks

Stephanie M. Reich, Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Guadalupe Espinoza
2012 Developmental Psychology  
Results reveal that adolescents mainly use social networking sites to connect with others, in particular with people known from offline contexts.  ...  Two hundred and fifty-one high school students completed an in-person survey, and 126 of these completed an additional online questionnaire about how and why they use the Internet, their activities on  ...  online social networking activities on their online and offline relationships.  ... 
doi:10.1037/a0026980 pmid:22369341 fatcat:6svz5shwafcljoq3o454wv6lnu

Does Give-and-Take Really Matter? Dynamics of Social Interactions in Facebook

Sunghun Chung, Animesh Animesh, Kunsoo Han, Alain Pinsonneault
2016 International Conference on Information Systems  
Despite the increasing attention paid to the social interaction in online social networks, it is still not clear how social media users interact with each other, consume different content, and expand their  ...  Using detailed social media activity data collected from over 20,000 Facebook users for three years, we find that when people externally engage in their friends' social space rather than one's own space  ...  in online social networks (Mayzlin and Yoganarasimhan 2012) .  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/ChungAHP16 fatcat:m5ugew7wkfgftdhxikfgtcjpdq

Simulating Social Networks of Online Communities: Simulation as a Method for Sociability Design [chapter]

Chee Siang Ang, Panayiotis Zaphiris
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we developed an Agent-Based Model (ABM) to simulate and study the formation of social networks in a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) guild community.  ...  the social networks.  ...  Cohesion factor: what if the agents tend to interact mostly with their friends in the social network and not with anyone outside their friends network?  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03658-3_48 fatcat:64x4gpbrfrhadbdzhipvhei23q

Measuring user activity on an online location-based social network

Salvatore Scellato, Cecilia Mascolo
2011 2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS)  
In this work we present a measurement study of user activity on a popular online location-based social network with hundreds of thousands of users.  ...  While in recent years online social networks have been largely shaping user experience on the Web, only in the last year there has been a soaring increase of novel location-based social applications.  ...  as observed in many other online social networks [5] , [6] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/infcomw.2011.5928943 fatcat:5nq2yc6wizbhrb3eiet67atfce

A Privacy Protection Model for Online Social Networks

Javed Ahmed
2014 International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems  
We propose social interaction based audience segregation model for online social networks.  ...  This model mimics real life interaction patterns and makes online social networks more privacy friendly.  ...  We show that risky friends can reveal user personal information unintentionally in online social networks. Second research question deals with user's interaction patterns in online social networks.  ... 
dblp:conf/jurix/Ahmed14 fatcat:eynpjpqptrfvbk4o6fkzs5grq4

Online social networking and its perceived life satisfaction among Sri Lankan medical students

P. De Zoysa, T. Wickrama, T. Wickramasuriya
2015 South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education  
Objective: Studies on online social networking and its impact on life satisfaction of young adults are scant in Sri Lanka.  ...  Conclusions: The study indicated that online social networking has beneficial effects on medical students, in particular in the area of perceived life satisfaction.  ...  Education in professionalism needs to address these activities, however, without forgoing the emotional and social benefits of such online social networking.  ... 
doi:10.4038/seajme.v9i2.81 fatcat:vnmvgcabdzabdjggaizfzfrwva

Traditional Group based policy management approach for online social networks

V.Surendra Reddy
2013 IOSR Journal of Engineering  
of the user Online social networking is viewed by many as the next new paradigm in personal, professional and organizational networking and marketing.  ...  Privacy control mechanism based on policy frameworks that are rich in semantic web technologies to control information flow in social networking applications.  ...  Treat all online activity as public activity. 4. Use strong passwords for your social media accounts. 5. Make a weekly transcript of your official social media activity.  ... 
doi:10.9790/3021-03823944 fatcat:rdj2ulfennebjo5y4mo6xggsli

Activity in social media and intimacy in social relationships

Alistair G. Sutcliffe, Jens F. Binder, Robin I.M. Dunbar
2018 Computers in Human Behavior  
In contrast, social media time was positively associated with social satisfaction and the size of the total network, while the number of online contacts was positively related to social satisfaction, size  ...  Regression-based analyses showed that offline social activities and social time were positively associated with size of a core support group and social satisfaction.  ...  It is this blend of online and offline activity that is most likely to carry explanatory power in the study of our social lives.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.chb.2018.03.050 fatcat:b373stxoj5cfxatr4vhzmrenpu
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