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Social hierarchy and stratification among humans is a well studied concept in sociology. The popularity of online social networks presents an opportunity to study social hierarchy for different types of people, and at different scales. We conjecture that people form connections in social network based on their perceived social hierarchy; as a result, the edge directions in directed social networks can be leveraged to infer hierarchy. In this paper, we define a measure of hierarchy in a directeddoi:10.7282/t3w380sj fatcat:5z5huqki2rgfzntr5qkrmcsrcq