Examining the evolution of networks based on lists in Twitter

Jiayun Zhao, Sudha Ram

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Abstract

In this research we analyze the evolution of online social networks based on the "List" feature in Twitter. Lists are connected implicitly by virtue of sharing common users, and the users are also connected implicitly by being added to the same lists. We focus on the evolution of these implicit networks in Twitter with users and their lists, and attempt to understand how triadic closures occur among users via lists. Using a dataset collected over a period of 6 months we show that closures exhibit many different patterns. We also analyze the pattern of dissolution of connections and show that it is closely related to the nature of the triadic structures and the roles of the nodes in the information sharing network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 5th International Conference on Internet Multimedia Systems Architecture and Application, IMSAA 2011 - Conference Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 IEEE 5th International Conference on Internet Multimedia Systems Architecture and Application, IMSAA 2011 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Dec 12 2011Dec 13 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE 5th International Conference on Internet Multimedia Systems Architecture and Application, IMSAA 2011 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2011 IEEE 5th International Conference on Internet Multimedia Systems Architecture and Application, IMSAA 2011
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period12/12/1112/13/11

Keywords

  • Focal Closures
  • Membership Closures
  • Network Evolution
  • Social Network
  • Triadic Closures
  • Twitter Lists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture

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