Towards demarcation and modeling of small sub-communities/groups in P2P social networks

Georg Groh, Verena Rappel

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Abstract

In centralized virtual social networking platforms, models for sub-structures like sub-communities or groups such as Facebook's groups exist. We investigate in how far these declared groups are dense sub-networks in a study using declared groups in a German Facebook clone (StudiVZ) as an example. While many such groups are large and sparse "pseudo-structures which should be seen as labels or tags for profile extension, the result of the study is that a substantial share of these declared groups (especially the smaller ones) have a high network density with respect to various measures of density. We conclude that these can be considered socially "valid models of sub-structures (groups, small sub-communities etc.). In a second line of thought we argue that decentralized/Peer-to-Peer Social Networking appears to be a very promising answer to the problem of many co-existing virtual social network platforms and the resulting problems of having to keep multiple identities and not being able to access the network overlapping the platform boundaries in a coherent manner. Both argumentations together imply that a suitable approach for modeling and demarcating sub-structures (e.g. sub-communities) in decentralized P2P social networking is necessary. We conclude by discussing candidate approaches for the problem.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
TitelProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009
Seiten304-311
Seitenumfang8
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2009
Veranstaltung2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009 - Vancouver, BC, Kanada
Dauer: 29 Aug. 200931 Aug. 2009

Publikationsreihe

NameProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009
Band4

Konferenz

Konferenz2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009
Land/GebietKanada
OrtVancouver, BC
Zeitraum29/08/0931/08/09

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