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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 objective of this paper is to provide an in-depth review, analyze and explore the tie strength in online social networks.  ...  Finally, a set of future challenges of the tie strength in online social networks is discussed.  ...  Temporal information-based metrics Static interpretations of online social networks usually fail to embrace temporal aspects of human activity.  ... 
arXiv:2002.07608v2 fatcat:2mehz44vhnaovgnrz65o7zodxi

"How Well Do We Know Each Other?" Detecting Tie Strength in Multidimensional Social Networks

L. Pappalardo, G. Rossetti, D. Pedreschi
2012 2012 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining  
Unfortunately, the majority of social media do not incorporate explicitly tie strength information in the creation and management of relationships, and treat all users the same: friend or stranger, with  ...  The advent of social media have allowed us to build massive networks of weak ties: acquaintances and nonintimate ties we use all the time to spread information and thoughts.  ...  Unfortunately, the majority of social media do not incorporate tie strength in the creation and management of relationships, and treat all users the same: friend or stranger, with little or nothing in  ... 
doi:10.1109/asonam.2012.180 dblp:conf/asunam/PappalardoRP12 fatcat:lplya4242vfu7osnsuzw2ntopy

The Impact of Social Networks on the Operating Efficiency of Chinese Technology Business Incubators

Chenghua Guan, Ye Fan
2020 Sustainability  
Network size and network centrality have a significant positive impact on the overall operating efficiency of the TBI, and network tie strength has an inverted U-shape form of impact.  ...  (DEA) and analyzes the impact of network tie strength, network size, and network centrality on the operating efficiency of TBIs through Tobit, while discussing differences among specific regions.  ...  Therefore, this study utilizes the logarithmic value of investments in enterprises and social organizations to measure network tie strength.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12072727 fatcat:uqjpazovefczbgi7r52dd4m3xm

The Influence of Virtuality on Social Networks Within and Across Work Groups: A Multilevel Approach

Ayoung Suh, Kyung-shik Shin, Manju Ahuja, Min Soo Kim
2011 Journal of Management Information Systems  
tie strength is moderated by the degree of a group’s geographic dispersion.  ...  intra-group tie strength and extra-group network range [54].  ... 
doi:10.2753/mis0742-1222280111 fatcat:fzw55bzf5ffotaw6t24muqrz34

Inferring social influence in transport mode choice using mobile phone data

Santi Phithakkitnukoon, Titipat Sukhvibul, Merkebe Demissie, Zbigniew Smoreda, Juggapong Natwichai, Carlos Bento
2017 EPJ Data Science  
A longitudinal mobile phone data that include both location and communication logs is analyzed to infer social influence in terms of ego-network effect in the commute mode choice.  ...  Moreover, social network is shown to influence the commute mode choice, as the likelihood of choosing a particular mode choice rises with the portion of social ties choosing that specific mode.  ...  Availability of data and materials The dataset used in this study was provided by the France Telecom.  ... 
doi:10.1140/epjds/s13688-017-0108-6 fatcat:j5vpeqq5xfaotazbluutglzozi

Influential Factors of Network Changes: Dynamic Network Ties and Sustainable Startup Embeddedness

Julia Keidel, Peter M. Bican, Frederik J. Riar
2021 Sustainability  
Based on interviews with founders in Germany and selected stakeholders in entrepreneurial networks combined with a network mapping approach, we developed a framework of influential factors on network changes  ...  This research investigated influential factors on changes in networks of startups through a qualitative exploratory case study approach.  ...  , and social aspects [1] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13116184 fatcat:pigsyp5d2vewpoxxwuuwmkkn2i

Geographies of an Online Social Network

Balázs Lengyel, Attila Varga, Bence Ságvári, Ákos Jakobi, János Kertész, Wei-Xing Zhou
2015 PLoS ONE  
Recent studies have shown that in spite of earlier visions about the "death of distance", physical proximity is still a major factor in social tie formation and maintenance in virtual social networks.  ...  How is online social media activity structured in the geographical space?  ...  Helpful comments were received during seminar lectures organized by RECENS Group of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, International Business School Budapest, and Institute of Economics of Hungarian Academy  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137248 pmid:26359668 pmcid:PMC4567269 fatcat:4nugkejp65f7hm2van2owrrw3q

Centrality in networks of geographically proximate firms and competitive capabilities

Bárbara Larrañeta, F Xavier Molina-Morales, Ines Herrero
2020 Business Research Quarterly  
of its direct ties: strength and degree of cognitive cohesion.  ...  We contribute to the network and strategy literatures by reconciling conflicting results with regard to the strategic benefits of a firm's centrality in a cluster and the relational characteristics of  ...  Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the European Fund for Regional Development (grants ECO2015-69301-R and ECO2016-75047-P) (MINECO/FEDER).  ... 
doi:10.1177/2340944420966864 fatcat:aoybomsv6bhdbihik7dd3j3jem

The Social Bow Tie [article]

Heather Mattie, Kenth Engø-Monsen, Rich Ling, Jukka-Pekka Onnela
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We also investigate what aspects of the bow tie are most predictive of tie strength in two distinct social networks: a collection of 75 rural villages in India and a nationwide call network of European  ...  Understanding tie strength in social networks, and the factors that influence it, have received much attention in a myriad of disciplines for decades.  ...  Supporting Information Here we present additional accuracy and feature importance plots for tie strength in the CDR call network, as well as figures demonstrating the choice of shrinkage parameters λ L  ... 
arXiv:1710.04177v2 fatcat:hit4ouf7xvbwniv3a55eequfmq

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Facebook Friends Closer: A Multiplex Network Approach to the Analysis of Offline and Online Social Ties [article]

Desislava Hristova, Mirco Musolesi, Cecilia Mascolo
2014 arXiv   pre-print
& year in college, within the online and offline social network of 74 college students.  ...  We present a multiplex network approach to social tie strength, here applied to mobile communication data - calls, text messages, and co-location, allowing us to dimensionally identify relationships by  ...  If we consider the number of layers as an indicator of tie strength, we can describe the strength of a tie in terms of a multiplex edge weight in the network as: mw ij = M α=1 a α ij M (4) where M is the  ... 
arXiv:1403.8034v1 fatcat:x7elhy3zxfeqjinbng2ry45p7e

Understanding tie strength in social networks using a local "bow tie" framework

Heather Mattie, Kenth Engø-Monsen, Rich Ling, Jukka-Pekka Onnela
2018 Scientific Reports  
Understanding factors associated with tie strength in social networks is essential in a wide variety of settings.  ...  We combine the bow tie framework with machine learning to investigate what aspects of the bow tie are most predictive of tie strength in two very different types of social networks, a collection of medium-sized  ...  H.M. was supported by the National Institute of Health, project number 5T32AI007358-28.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-018-27290-8 pmid:29921970 pmcid:PMC6008360 fatcat:vdou67t2grgffdb36poe5gfkjm

Socio-Geography of Human Mobility: A Study Using Longitudinal Mobile Phone Data

Santi Phithakkitnukoon, Zbigniew Smoreda, Patrick Olivier, Yamir Moreno
2012 PLoS ONE  
A relationship between people's mobility and their social networks is presented based on an analysis of calling and mobility traces for one year of anonymized call detail records of over one million mobile  ...  In terms of their travel scope, people are geographically closer to their weak ties than strong ties.  ...  Mobility relates to the nature and physical distance in of movement in geographical space, while the social network relates to the nature and number of tie strengths and companion relationships.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039253 pmid:22761748 pmcid:PMC3386290 fatcat:nzeafjziuzhothlsmcdfrpmohe

On Facebook, most ties are weak

Pasquale De Meo, Emilio Ferrara, Giacomo Fiumara, Alessandro Provetti
2014 Communications of the ACM  
These aspects of human relationships have been studied extensively in the social sciences under the framework of the "strength of weak ties" theory proposed by Mark Granovetter.13 Some research has considered  ...  We tested this definition on a large network representing part of the Facebook social graph and studied how weak and strong ties affect the information-diffusion process.  ...  Acknowledgments Thanks to Minas Gjoka for making the Facebook dataset available and to the anonymous reviewers for their careful and constructive comments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2629438 fatcat:qkd4fxk2vfhdpelxaapjl6bhqe

The strength of co-authorship ties through different topological properties

Michele A. Brandão, Mirella M. Moro
2017 Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society  
Here, we specifically address the problem of measuring tie strength in co-authorship social networks (nodes are researchers and edges represent their co-authored publications).  ...  Then, we propose a new metric for tie strength, called tieness, that is simple to calculate and better differentiates the degrees of strength.  ...  Diniz for collecting the PubMed dataset and professor Pedro Olmo Vaz de Melo for his suggestions to improve tieness. Funding Research partially funded by CAPES, CNPq, and FAPEMIG -Brazil.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13173-017-0055-x fatcat:ridzf4pksjfctkkpckjx7x2ioa

The Impact of Geographic Distance on Online Social Interactions

David Laniado, Yana Volkovich, Salvatore Scellato, Cecilia Mascolo, Andreas Kaltenbrunner
2017 Information Systems Frontiers  
Augmenting social structure with geographic information adds a new dimension to social network analysis and a large number of theoretical investigations and practical applications can be pursued for online  ...  The focus of this work is to explain the effect that geographic distance has on online social interactions and, simultaneously, to understand the interplay between the social characteristics of friendship  ...  tie strength on online social services.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10796-017-9784-9 fatcat:uoun2qvrdzbtvlop7gxmwjro6y
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