Diversity dynamics in online networks

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Authors: Fay, D., Kunegis, J., Sizov, S. and Schwagereit, F.

Start date: 25 June 2012

Journal: Proceedings of the 23rd ACM conference on Hypertext and social media

Pages: 255-264

Publisher: ACM

Abstract Diversity is an important characterization aspect for online social networks that usually denotes the homogeneity of a network's content and structure. This paper addresses the fundamental question of diversity evolution in large-scale online communities over time.

In doing so, we study different established notions of network diversity, based on paths in the network, degree distributions, eigenvalues, cycle distributions, and control models. This leads to five appropriate characteristic network statistics that capture corresponding ...

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