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Socio-physical analytics

Archan Misra, Kasthuri Jayarajah, Shriguru Nayak, Philips Kokoh Prasetyo, Ee-peng Lim
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 workshop on physical analytics - WPA '14  
with the inter-personal relationships and preferences deduced from online social networks.  ...  or groups (in terms of movement prediction and understanding of physical vs. online interactions), and (b) how online and physical interactions can help us discover latent characteristics of physical spaces  ...  Online Relationship Mining: The recent research on online social networks has focused on problems such as structural characterization (e.g., [7] ) or distinguishing weak ties from strong ties [8] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2611264.2611265 dblp:conf/mobisys/MisraJNPL14 fatcat:wcjhlhgtifez7jzghic6q7dt7i

The Emotional Strength of Weak Ties: Reevaluating Social Support Online

J Wong, M Shoham
2011 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
After a short expose on tie strength and online social support, we give an example of how this research has operationalized weak ties only in terms of one of Granovetter's four basic components of tie  ...  While we portray past research as confounding weak and strong ties, we go on to provide examples of emerging online social support between ties that are obviously weak ties.  ...  For example, many scholars, treat weak ties as acquaintances in a low-density network while strong ties are characterized by close friends in tightly-knit, high-density networks [21, 17, 19] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2011.411 dblp:conf/hicss/WongS11 fatcat:cycomglbanakna4ag4tri62gda

Learning Through Network Interaction: The Potential of Ego-Networks [chapter]

Asli Ünlüsoy, Mariette de Haan, Kevin Leander
2013 The Design, Experience and Practice of Networked Learning  
This study deals with online personal social networks (i.e., ego-networks) of youth 12-18 years old, in the Netherlands and investigates if and how these networks operate with respect to learning.  ...  How can we characterize these relations in terms of the frequency they meet online and offline, emotional closeness, topics of conversation, and geographical dispersion of contacts?  ...   What characterizes their online relations in terms of frequency of meeting each other online and offline, perceived emotional closeness, and topics they talk about?  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-01940-6_12 fatcat:n7fombjbpvbh7pxpl75hm2iebm

Guest Editors' Introduction: Social Networks and Social Networking

E.F. Churchill, C.A. Halverson
2005 IEEE Internet Computing  
At the level of interpersonal communication and communities of interest and affiliation, researchers have examined social information flows for strong and weak ties in Internet communications 4 and online  ...  Guest Editors' Introduction Understand Communication" stays closest to the current characterizations of social networking through online communication.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mic.2005.103 fatcat:4wiihxuljvavvkek7ado4czcym

Expanding the horizons of digital social networks: Mixing big trace datasets with qualitative approaches

Eoin Whelan, Robin Teigland, Emmanuelle Vaast, Brian Butler
2016 Information and organization  
We then conclude by discussing some of the challenges for IS researchers in conducting qualitative studies of digitally enabled social networks.  ...  Early network scholars distinguished themselves from other social scientists by focusing not on individuals as entities, or abstract collections of individuals, but by exploring how particular social structures  ...  Social network data, while invaluable for characterizing the ties between for example individuals, have little or nothing to say about how social networks are experienced or about how they are embedded  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infoandorg.2016.03.001 fatcat:buntc4egbfh47ojqfpief7aa4u

Reading the source code of social ties

Luca Maria Aiello, Rossano Schifanella, Bogdan State
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM conference on Web science - WebSci '14  
in social networks.  ...  Though online social network research has exploded during the past years, not much thought has been given to the exploration of the nature of social links.  ...  Acknowledgments This research is supported by EU Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under the ARCOMEM and Social Sensor projects, by the Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial  ... 
doi:10.1145/2615569.2615672 dblp:conf/websci/AielloSS14 fatcat:f7r5pp3hr5bkbl4uyclxsf7qma

A large-scale community structure analysis in Facebook

Emilio Ferrara
2012 EPJ Data Science  
gather and interact; finally, we analyzed the statistical features of such a network of communities, discovering and characterizing some specific organization patterns followed by individuals interacting  ...  This study provides some clues of the tendency of individuals to establish social interactions in online social networks that eventually contribute to building a well-connected social structure, and opens  ...  In the context of computational social sciences, the analysis of social dynamics, including the description of those unique features that characterize online social networks, is acquiring an increasing  ... 
doi:10.1140/epjds9 fatcat:r4mq3yybpbhhffmzdj22jkuqyi

Contexts of Digital Socialization: Studying Adolescents' Interactions on Social Network Sites

Amy Stornaiuolo
2017 Human Development  
While Zizek prioritizes the importance of strong ties for adolescent socialization, he acknowledges the benefits of weak ties in spreading ideas and connecting people across new networks -though he finds  ...  that the "drive-through structure of communication" (p. 44) in online social networks like ATL constrain the deeper engagement and relationship building needed for meaningful adolescent socialization.  ... 
doi:10.1159/000480341 fatcat:tca3gwlq65dplf3ewstzmmz56i

Understanding Community Dynamics in Online Social Networks: A multidisciplinary review

Hari Sundaram, Yu-Ru Lin, Munmun De Choudhury, Aisling Kelliher
2012 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine  
To understand the large-scale dynamics of interpersonal interaction and its outcome, this article links the perspectives in the humanities for analysis of social networks to recent developments in data  ...  Social network sites provide new opportunities for social-technological research.  ...  The structure of a community, which accounts for inherent dependencies between individuals in a social network, can help us understand the behavioral dynamics of individuals.  ... 
doi:10.1109/msp.2011.943583 fatcat:k5obrcnbfrevbiuqrxx4gteqq4

Black Twitter? Racial Hashtags, Networks and Contagion

Sanjay Sharma
2013 New Formations  
Social networking relations, modes of online communication and digital identities have been revealed to be far from race-neutral. 2 Research has raised questions concerning how extant racial segregations  ...  Rather than being concerned with what online identities are in terms of ethno-racial representation and signification, we can explore how they are materialized via the technologies of online platforms.  ...  Analytically we can characterize hashtag propagation as formative in structuring Twitter as an imitative network, that is, both as a social network made up of 'intentionally' acting individuals and as  ... 
doi:10.3898/newf.78.02.2013 fatcat:t3sayduu5vhzlmphbccdynsk3q

Social Network Influence on Online Behavioral Choices

K. Hazel Kwon, Michael A. Stefanone, George A. Barnett
2014 American Behavioral Scientist  
Social media communication is characterized by reduced anonymity and off-to-online social interactions. These characteristics require scholars to revisit social influence mechanisms online.  ...  Perceived social environment, measured by personal network exposure rate, is more significant than objective reality, measured by frequency of received social messages, in determining behavior.  ...  through strong-tied, offline social interactions rather than online networks.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0002764214527092 fatcat:vpp2klagkbcvzolniqwn43k6r4

Making Friends in Life and Online: Equivalence, Micro-Correlation and Value in Spatial and Transpatial Social Networks

Vassilis Kostakos, Jayant Venkatanathan
2010 2010 IEEE Second International Conference on Social Computing  
We explore and map the social ties within a cohort of 2602 users, and how those ties are mediated via physical co-presence and online tools.  ...  Our results suggest that as a whole the networks exhibit homogeneous characteristics, but individuals' involvement in those networks varies considerably.  ...  This work is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) grants CMU-PT/SE/0028/2008 (Web Security and Privacy) and CMU-PT/ HuMach/0004/2008 (Sustainable Interaction with social  ... 
doi:10.1109/socialcom.2010.181 dblp:conf/socialcom/KostakosV10 fatcat:rljxcrj32na73o2bbw4tbufaiq

Multirelational organization of large-scale social networks in an online world

M. Szell, R. Lambiotte, S. Thurner
2010 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
Here, for the first time, we analyze a complete, multi-relational, large social network of a society consisting of the 300,000 odd players of a massive multiplayer online game.  ...  The capacity to collect fingerprints of individuals in online media has revolutionized the way researchers explore human society.  ...  This work was conducted within the framework of European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action MP0801 Physics of Competition and Conflicts.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1004008107 pmid:20643965 pmcid:PMC2922277 fatcat:nxltfl5w6nbnrmlmvliejf26ke

Uncovering Multi-mediated Associations in Socio-technical Networks

Kar-Hai Chu, Daniel D. Suthers, Devan Rosen
2012 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
This paper reports a study that characterizes how the associations between members of a socio-technical network-the Tapped In network of educational professionals-are distributed across various asynchronous  ...  Similarly, there are different ways through which people are associated in sociotechnical networks or "online communities."  ...  The view expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of NSF. The authors thank SRI and Patti Schank for providing us with access to the data.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2012.609 dblp:conf/hicss/ChuSR12 fatcat:nncmrnt4anbilixeycjfioroyu

Data mining for social network analysis

Jaideep Srivastava
2008 2008 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics  
Social Networks • Search in Social Networks • Trust in Social NetworksCharacterization of Social Networks • Anonymity in Social Networks • Other Research Community Extraction • Discovering  ...  behavior works with a fixed and isolated set of individuals • MMORPG data enables us to look at dynamics of groups in a new way -Multiple groups are part of a large social network -Individuals from the  ... 
doi:10.1109/isi.2008.4565015 dblp:conf/isi/Srivastava08 fatcat:s746w6x6mngg7nx627sb5br2vq
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