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Tie Strength in Online Social Networks and its Applications: A Brief Study [article]

Chandni Saxena, Tanvir Ahmad
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The recognition of these interactions can enhance the accuracy of link prediction, improve in ranking of dominants, reliability of recommendation and enhance targeted marketing as decision support system  ...  Finally, a set of future challenges of the tie strength in online social networks is discussed.  ...  These ties in social networks have been categorized in the seminal work by Granovetter [13] as weak ties and strong ties based on: interaction time, level of intimacy, emotional intensity and reciprocity  ... 
arXiv:2002.07608v2 fatcat:2mehz44vhnaovgnrz65o7zodxi

Structural Novelty and Diversity in Link Prediction

Javier Sanz-Cruzado, Sofía M. Pepa, Pablo Castells
2018 Companion of the The Web Conference 2018 on The Web Conference 2018 - WWW '18  
We discuss the adaptation, for this purpose, of specific network, novelty and diversity metrics from social network analysis, recommender systems, and information retrieval.  ...  Link prediction has mainly been addressed as an accuracy-targeting problem in the social networks field.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was partially supported by the national Spanish Government (grant nr. TIN2016-80630-P).  ... 
doi:10.1145/3184558.3191576 dblp:conf/www/Sanz-CruzadoPC18 fatcat:ngvi2y6ysvgthkokupzs2t3zbi

A Framework for Enterprise Social Network Assessment and Weak Ties Recommendation

Faisal Ghaffar, Teodora Sandra Buda, Haytham Assem, Armita Afsharinejad, Neil Hurley
2018 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM)  
In this paper, we address this problem by proposing an Enterprise Weak Ties Recommendation (EWTR) framework which leverages enterprise social networks, employee collaboration activity streams and the organizational  ...  Granovetter's Strength of Weak Ties Theory and Burt's Structural Hole Theory) have shown that certain types of social ties provide career advantage to individuals by facilitating them to access unique  ...  The links that were observed in the implicit interactions network but are not present in in explicit enterprise social network are potential candidates for weak ties recommendation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/asonam.2018.8508292 dblp:conf/asunam/GhaffarBAAH18 fatcat:vzxpkpmjb5fgpodw2zekri5rxi

Social Venture Capital

D. Wayne Silby
1997 Journal of Investing  
The tentative approach of separating social capital out from social network tries to forward social network and social capital theory to be more guiding for entrepreneurs.  ...  Afterward, a case on Baidu.com is studied detailed in following the model.  ...  Lastly, the propositions in this theoretical model have yet been supported by empirical research. References  ... 
doi:10.3905/joi.1997.408436 fatcat:nrfrcf3hezbqrpytbhzo5u2j7a

Social capital of entrepreneurs and small firm performance: A meta-analysis of contextual and methodological moderators

Wouter Stam, Souren Arzlanian, Tom Elfring
2014 Journal of Business Venturing  
Effect sizes of weak ties were smaller than those of structural holes, while network diversity had the largest positive effect on performance.  ...  Effect sizes of weak ties were smaller than those of structural holes, while network diversity had the strongest relationship with performance.  ...  weak ties (W), structural holes (H), and network diversity (D).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2013.01.002 fatcat:jogoo5z2ybbjhkswdsdnxfu2oe

A framework for enterprise social network assessment and weak ties recommendation

Faisal Ghaffar, Haytham Assem, Teodora Sandra Buda, Armita Afsharinejad, Neil Hurley
2018 Zenodo  
In this paper, we address this problem by proposing an Enterprise Weak Ties Recommendation (EWTR) framework which leverages enterprise social networks, employee collaboration activity streams and the organizational  ...  Granovetter's Strength of Weak Ties Theory and Burt's Structural Hole Theory) have shown that certain types of social ties provide career advantage to individuals by facilitating them to access unique  ...  The links that were observed in the implicit interactions network but are not present in in explicit enterprise social network are potential candidates for weak ties recommendation.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3561054 fatcat:mhy2ai3lm5al7e37akfvnayyum

Co-citation and cluster analyses of extant literature on social networks

Wen-Lung Shiau, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Han Suan Yang
2017 International Journal of Information Management  
By integrating the concepts of strong ties and weak ties in social networks, various social network websites, including Facebook, Line, and Twitter, have begun to emerge.  ...  The documents in this cluster primarily explain strong and weak ties in social networks.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.04.007 fatcat:i5igjlktbfdfnfuehlktha5fl4

Social Capital and Individual Performance: A Study of Academic Collaboration [article]

Alireza Abbasi, Liaquat Hossain, Rolf Wigand
2011 arXiv   pre-print
by proposing a new measure (Power-Diversity Index).  ...  Studies on social networks highlight the importance of network structure or structural properties of a given network and its impact on performance outcome.  ...  Within organizations, individuals" mobility is enhanced by having an informational network rich in structural holes (Podolny & Baron, 1997) .  ... 
arXiv:1112.2460v1 fatcat:jjkx5ualefdvxa6hd72y5chjou

From Offline Social Networks to Online Social Networks: Changes in Entrepreneurship

Yang SONG
2015 Informatică economică  
Then we reviewed the studies of entrepreneurship in the context of online social networks including those focusing on topics of network structures and network ties.  ...  Similar to offline social networks, entrepreneurs' online social networks have their own unique characteristics. We first reviewed the offline network based research on entrepreneurship.  ...  Where there is a lot of research on the diversity of a social network and weak and strong ties in general, the actual characteristics on what makes a tie strong or weak are limited.  ... 
doi:10.12948/issn14531305/19.2.2015.12 fatcat:ll2jzj4q5vhefiq2mnj4iryfh4

Network-based research in entrepreneurship

Ha Hoang, Bostjan Antoncic
2003 Journal of Business Venturing  
Network-based research in entrepreneurship is reviewed and critically examined in three areas: content of network relationships, governance, and structure.  ...  In order to address unanswered questions on how network content, governance, and structure emerge over time, more longitudinal and qualitative work is needed.  ...  Ha Hoang would like to acknowledge the support of the Rudolf and Valeria Maag Fellowship in Entrepreneurship at INSEAD.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0883-9026(02)00081-2 fatcat:g35zojfpmnairev66wpzdcextq

Structural social capital and innovation. Is knowledge transfer the missing link?

Raffaele Filieri, Salma Alguezaui
2014 Journal of Knowledge Management  
vs. weak ties ties).  ...  Moreover, results at the different levels of analysis provide support that seemingly opposite configurations of social capital are complementary to each other (structural holes vs. dense networks, strong  ...  The positives and negatives of the two structural network configurations were discussed by Obstfeld (2005) , who found that dense social networks and bridging ties (tertius iungens orientation) predicted  ... 
doi:10.1108/jkm-08-2013-0329 fatcat:e4pvkya5nfetrhrtuyrozfgur4

An empirical study on IMDb and its communities based on the network of co-reviewers

Maryam Fatemi, Laurissa Tokarchuk
2012 Proceedings of the First Workshop on Measurement, Privacy, and Mobility - MPM '12  
Finally the implication of these finding is discussed in order to enhance current recommender systems enabling them to provide diverse results while overcome their shortcomings.  ...  Recommender systems are one of the applications employed to address this problem by filtering relevant information and enhancing user experience.  ...  Social Network Analysis (SNA) techniques study and analyse the network structure, its ties, actors and social relationships utilising mathematical tools and graph concepts.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2181196.2181203 fatcat:g7u46kkkdbay5hlionku65h2yq

Online Social Networks, Social Capital and Health-related Behaviors: A State-of-the-art Analysis

Carolin Durst, Janine Viol, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
2013 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
Addressing previously identified gaps in the literature, our conceptual model enables the analysis of the relationships between the structure and content of an individual's online social network, the resulting  ...  It is the thesis of this article that social capital in online social networks might be similarly associated.  ...  of latent ties into weak ties, which in turn increases bridging social capital .  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.03205 fatcat:hmp3xsdlz5ahzjpbeuit2k55ym

Social networks and neurological illness

Amar Dhand, Douglas A. Luke, Catherine E. Lang, Jin-Moo Lee
2016 Nature Reviews Neurology  
Every patient is embedded in a social network of interpersonal connections that influence health outcomes.  ...  Personal network information can be particularly valuable to enhance risk factor management, medication adherence, and functional recovery.  ...  Glossary Diversity of gender index  ... 
doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2016.119 pmid:27615420 pmcid:PMC5056369 fatcat:isaogscpdrccdj7yhb7et2o374

Down the Rabbit Hole: How Structural Holes in Entrepreneurs' Social Networks Impact Early Venture Growth

Mackenzie Adams, Maged Makramalla, Walter Miron
2014 Technology Innovation Management Review  
Granovetter (1983) proposed that weak ties in social networks were significant components of a social structure whereby new or unique information could flow.  ...  Social networks to which an entrepreneur has strong ties can, however, lack diversity in terms of resources needed, especially in the early years of a venture.  ... 
doi:10.22215/timreview/828 fatcat:lgx756bjsbfjzchw62fy3rneze
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