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Ego network structure in online social networks and its impact on information diffusion

Valerio Arnaboldi, Marco Conti, Massimiliano La Gala, Andrea Passarella, Fabio Pezzoni
2016 Computer Communications  
From the analysis of Twitter ego networks, we have been able to find a direct impact of tie strength and ego network circles on the diffusion of information in the network.  ...  We analysed the correlation for each ego network layer identified in Twitter, discovering their role in the diffusion of information.  ...  Specifically, we study information diffusion in Twitter ego networks and we investigate the role of tie strength and the ego network structure in the process.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2015.09.028 fatcat:2luxswpnyfathdadlzniitiayq

Social Influence in the Concurrent Diffusion of Information and Behaviors in Online Social Networks [article]

Kang Zhao, Shiyao Wang, Ion B. Vasi, Qi Zhang
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The emergence of online social networks has greatly facilitated the diffusion of information and behaviors.  ...  We do not know if the diffusion of information and behaviors are similar, or if social influence plays an equally important role in these processes.  ...  Discussion Combining machine learning, network analysis, and survival analysis, this study compared the diffusion processes of information and behaviors in online social networks.  ... 
arXiv:1508.04417v2 fatcat:3f5v7oih6ranxodtjrbkd4tc6i

Community Detection for Access-Control Decisions: Analysing the Role of Homophily and Information Diffusion in Online Social Networks [article]

Nicolas E. Diaz Ferreyra, Tobias Hecking, Esma Aïmeur, Maritta Heisel, H. Ulrich Hoppe
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Access-Control Lists (ACLs) (a.k.a. friend lists) are one of the most important privacy features of Online Social Networks (OSNs) as they allow users to restrict the audience of their publications.  ...  user's ego-network.  ...  Nevertheless, despite its importance in terms of privacy and access-control, the dynamics of information diffusion in OSNs Fig. 1 . Alice's ego-network.  ... 
arXiv:2104.09137v2 fatcat:b3z2zln5incqjewmypz5oilx5u

Online Social Network Information Dissemination Integrating Overconfidence and Evolutionary Game Theory

Xiaochao Wei, Yanfei Zhang, Yuyao Fan, Guihua Nie
2021 IEEE Access  
online information diffusion [14, 15] , and network analyses often investigate the effect of network structure on information diffusion [16] [17] [18] .  ...  (2) To control the level of information diffusion in online social networks, managers should focus on modifying benefit overconfidence and cost overconfidence.  ...  Author Name: Preparation of Papers for IEEE Access (February 2017)  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3090783 fatcat:tuzc7fwefjcffppaxymgkx2hqq

Sentiment Polarization and Balance among Users in Online Social Networks

Robert Hillmann, Matthias Trier
2012 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
Subsequently we studied ego-networks of focal actors (ego) and their immediate contacts.  ...  Communication within online social network applications enables users to express and share sentiments electronically.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported by EU FP7; Theme 3: Science of complex systems for socially intelligent ICT: Project Collective Emotions in Cyberspace -CYBEREMOTIONS.  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/HillmannT12 fatcat:xl3fxoct6ncpnbdxtbkqe4b5ce

Reverse Intervention for Dealing with Malicious Information in Online Social Networks

Deyu Yuan, Haichun Sun
2020 Computing and informatics  
Malicious information is often hidden in the massive data flow of online social networks.  ...  Noting that as the information spreads, social networks often present a community structure and multiple malicious information promoters may appear.  ...  Acknowlegement The authors contributed equally to this study and share the first authorship.  ... 
doi:10.31577/cai_2020_1-2_156 fatcat:k6cl2pbpgna4rkkfel2nlunyt4

Separating and Merging Professional and Personal Selves Online: The Structure and Processes That Shape Academics' Ego-Networks on Academic Social Networking Sites and Twitter

Katy Jordan
2019 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
The structure of academics' ego-networks on social networking sites differs by platform.  ...  Academic social networking sites seek to bring the benefits of online networking to an academic audience.  ...  Particular thanks to all of the academics who participated in the study by taking part in the survey and interviews.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.24170 fatcat:jkpxwt4aozdlrgw6jtak7gp7zu

Social network analysis to understand behaviour dynamics in online health communities: A systematic review

Rui E. V. Carvalho, Carla Teixeira Lopes
2016 2016 11th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI)  
Social Network Analysis is a technique that tries to expose the hidden channels of communication and information flow, leading to a better understanding of how members relate to each other on online social  ...  We show that this type of studies is scarce and that, in this domain, Social Network Analysis is mainly applied to identify influential key members, as well as the most active members in terms of posting  ...  , and through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  ... 
doi:10.1109/cisti.2016.7521491 fatcat:j7n6cssf2fbdfa6jv5me3emw7e

Diffusing science through social networks: The case of breastfeeding communication on Twitter

Sara Moukarzel, Martin Rehm, Miguel del Fresno, Alan J. Daly, Sergi Lozano
2020 PLoS ONE  
We then conducted an ego-network analysis of influencer networks, developed ego maps, and compared diffusion metrics across the SC, IC and company influencers.  ...  We then identified 59 influencers who disproportionately influenced information flow using social network analysis.  ...  Acknowledgments We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Sara Moukarzel, Alan J. Daly.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0237471 pmid:32790712 fatcat:yizk6nhvpveprjk5g7uuj7mdrm

How academic achievement spreads: The role of distinct social networks in academic performance diffusion

Sofia Dokuka, Diliara Valeeva, Maria Yudkevich, Alberto Antonioni
2020 PLoS ONE  
Behavior diffusion through social networks is a key social process. It may be guided by various factors such as network topology, type of propagated behavior, and the strength of network connections.  ...  The results highlight the importance of friendship in educational environments and contribute to debates on the behavior spread in social networks.  ...  PLOS ONE The role of distinct social networks in academic performance diffusion.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0236737 pmid:32716973 fatcat:phm3z5236bgtvhwsljkaxmqc7i

Information diffusion in distributed OSN: The impact of trusted relationships

Valerio Arnaboldi, Massimiliano La Gala, Andrea Passarella, Marco Conti
2015 Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications  
This means that the effective social network (used for information exchange) may be a subset of the complete social network, and may present different structural patterns, which could limit information  ...  Distributed Online Social Networks (DOSN) are a valid alternative to OSN based on peer-to-peer communications.  ...  Recent studies on OSN have identified a set of structural properties impacting on the capacity of the network to diffuse information, and the role of different types of users in the diffusion process  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12083-015-0395-2 fatcat:febjjuvkyne3zifphp7wcabto4

Innovation in virtual worlds: Social structure and diffusion

Niamh O'Riordan, Frédéric Adam, Philip O'Reilly
2009 European Conference on Information Systems  
Thus, this paper presents a framework of propositions in relation to the impact of social structures on the diffusion of innovations within VWs and proposes the use of social network analysis to investigate  ...  Though technical innovation is at the heart of Information Systems (IS) research, empirical research investigating innovation in the networked age is in its infancy.  ...  role of opinion leadership, the role of communication channels, diffusion networks, the earliness of knowing about an innovation and the consequences of an innovation (Rogers 2003, pp. 98-99) .  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/NiamhAO09 fatcat:7pyv5kgkx5gydjf3cg62uej3i4

Exploring Trusted Relations among Virtual Interactions in Social Networks for Detecting Influence Diffusion

Heba M. Wagih, Hoda M. O. Mokhtar, Samy S. Ghoniemy
2019 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
These interrelations cannot guarantee the success of online social networks without ensuring the existence of trust between nodes.  ...  Recently, social networks have shown huge potential in terms of collaborative web services and the study of peer influence as a result of the massive amount of data, datasets, and interrelations generated  ...  Funding: This work was supported by a fund from The British University in Egypt. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi8090415 fatcat:e5cttykanfbljpyuhpqazd2bby

'Networked Justice: Judges, the Diffusion of Ideas, and Legal Reform Movements in Mexico'

Matthew C. Ingram
2012 Social Science Research Network  
Complementing literatures on political socialization, policy diffusion, and complex systems, the analysis clarifies our understanding of the role of judicial networks in strengthening democracy and the  ...  Addressing these empirical and theoretical gaps, I survey judges in the Mexican state of Michoacán and apply techniques of network analysis.  ...  However, the treatment of network concepts is informal in the research cited above. 3 Even where the notion of networks and diffusion effects are referenced more explicitly, network concepts remain largely  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2101718 fatcat:6pesswtcireblpenmsayo7dyv4

The role of geography in the complex diffusion of innovations [article]

Balázs Lengyel, Eszter Bokányi, Riccardo Di Clemente, János Kertész, Marta C. González
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, we analyze the spatial adoption dynamics of iWiW, an Online Social Network (OSN) in Hungary and uncover empirical features about the spatial adoption in social networks.  ...  Improved understanding of innovation diffusion across locations and through social connections can provide us with new insights into the spread of information, technological progress and economic development  ...  The structure of social networks in diffusion, such as community or neighborhood structure of egos, are still topics of interest 17, 18 .  ... 
arXiv:1804.01349v3 fatcat:axxnmn4c3vduvgrs25phzly7jy
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