Social Networks

Social Networks

  • Hanif Emamgholizadeh asked a question:
    Who want to cooperate with me on new measure for broker?

    I am working on new measure for broker, I need somebody to help me on this subject.

  • Fabio Gasparetti added an answer:
    What is the best way to gather a full Twitter dataset for a specific hashtag in a certain period of time?

    I need all tweets containing a specific hashtag in a certain period of time. I need also all retweets and user profiles related to the gathered tweets. Putting into consideration Twitter API Limitations. 

    Fabio Gasparetti · Università Degli Studi Roma Tre

    There are a few commercial content providers that let you submit hashtag/temporal-based queries over social network data collected over long periods of time:


  • Hanif Emamgholizadeh added an answer:
    How can I find defined measure for broker?

     I found some in Burt works For example Burt 1994 and Burt 2000. But I need to know all of these measures. Is there any special survey about this subject?

    Hanif Emamgholizadeh · University of Yazd

    Yes betweenness is important but it have some defects. I think a better measure is needed.

  • Balázs Székely added an answer:
    Which ResearchGate features you find most useful and how could they be further improved?
    Which ResearchGate features are most useful to you and how would you like to improve them?
    Balázs Székely · Eötvös Loránd University

    An update: the improved way of presenting Stats (introduced last week (?)) is really a great deal, IMHO. I find it very transparent and an order of magnitude more informative than the previous version (which was not bad, but this one is much better). Thanks, RG! Balázs

  • Ademir Macedo Nascimento added an answer:
    Are there any cases of companies that use social networks sites to improve company processes?

    For example: collecting information of followers to know what can improve in the company.

    Ademir Macedo Nascimento · Universidade de Pernambuco

    Thanks soo much.

  • Zhenar Shaho Faeq added an answer:
    Are you planning to do the same with any other social network?

    I'd love to collaborate. I found this article in June and worked with it in my conferences in Cyberbulying. Contact me if interested. Thanks in advance, Vanesa Aiello Rocha. From Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Zhenar Shaho Faeq · Koya University

    Hello Vanesa,

    Nice Suggestion. we can go with Facebook and Youtube.

    I would like to participate if possible.


  • Ameur Haouari added an answer:
    How does a social network influence the innovation of e-business?
    I have read many papers, but nobody can answer the questions. Maybe I haven't understood them.
    Ameur Haouari · Université Mohamed Chérif Messaadia de Souk-Ahras

    Social networks attract many users, who make up new markets understand the actual or potential customers, also from the perspective of new ideas and therefore new products and services.

  • Patrick Armstrong added an answer:
    Could anyone advise me on some conferences, talks, or organisation related to any aspect of the topic of network, entrepreneurship, and geography?
    Need to be more involve in my area of interest
    Patrick Armstrong · University of Western Australia

     See: M Taylor and N Thrift, The Geography of Multinationals

  • Nouf Alhuzami added an answer:
    If I want to qualitatively describe and analyse social media debates that happened in the past: is this observation?

    I plan to do a close reading of past debates on social media about a certain public case, as a part of an ethnographic study. This will include note-taking and description about the nature of the content, the general atmosphere of the debate and any other notes (timing, activity, popularity..etc.).

    I feel confused about the appropriate academic name for such method. could it be considered observation even if it depends on saved data from the past that is still available on social media-  sort of archival observation.

    Or is it enough just to call it ethnographic reading?

    Nouf Alhuzami · Nottingham Trent University

    Dear colleagues,

    thank you soooo much

    your comments were really helpful.

    i thought it could be an archival-observation as it wont focus only on the content of the text but all the atmospher around the online debate. thanks for clarifying this.

    and thank you so much for the references they were helpful.

    best wishes


  • Valdis Krebs added an answer:
    Are interlocking directorates and ownership ties an antecent of collusion?

    I'm working on a project on interlocking directorates and ownership networks and collusion. I would like to know business cases in which interlocking directorates or share ownership are used to collude. Also, please let me know about papers or any other document related to this subject.

    Valdis Krebs · Orgnet, LLC

    I am assuming that you are familiar with this original study of collusion in networks by Baker and Faulkner...

    I believe this is the most cited paper in the networked collusion space...

  • Abdalsamad Keramatfar added an answer:
    Does anyone have experience with research on altmetrics - which datasets?

    I would like to get an overview which datasets the community uses when working with altmetrics and whether they are publicly available. Also, are there any "standard" datasets? Do you think such datasets would drive research further?

    Abdalsamad Keramatfar · Scientific Information Database

    Dear Elisabeth see it.

  • Patricia Grace-Farfaglia added an answer:
    Are there any written, detailed examples of social network contagion or social amplification in action in terms of stigma?

    I am interested in connecting social network contagion and/or social amplification to a number of actual scenarios: negative and/or positive. I am particularly interested in replication of harmful rumor in proscribed, renewing populations such as neighborhoods and schools. In addition, I would like to see examples of crises caused by such social circumstances.

    Patricia Grace-Farfaglia · University of Connecticut

    1. Chierichetti, F., Lattanzi, S., & Panconesi, A. (2011). Rumor spreading in social networks. Theoretical Computer Science, 412(24), 2602-2610. doi:10.1016/j.tcs.2010.11.001
    2. Herriman, N. (2010). The great rumor mill: Gossip, mass media, and the ninja fear. The Journal of Asian Studies, 69(3), 723-748. doi:10.1017/S0021911810001488
    3. Saavedra, M. B., & Rinke, S. (2012). Rumour propagation as a form of social control. A case from dictatorial chile. Journal of Modern European History, 10(3), 391-411.
    4. Tang, M., Mao, X., Guessoum, Z., & Zhou, H. (2013). Rumor diffusion in an interests-based dynamic social network. The Scientific World Journal, 2013, 1-10. doi:10.1155/2013/824505

    5. Borge-Holthoefer, J., Meloni, S., Gonçalves, B., & Moreno, Y. (2013). Emergence of influential spreaders in modified rumor models. Journal of Statistical Physics, 151(1), 383-393. doi:10.1007/s10955-012-0595-6
    6.Borge-Holthoefer, J., Rivero, A., & Moreno, Y. (2012). Locating privileged spreaders on an online social network. Physical Review.E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 85(6 Pt 2), 066123.
    7. Fleming, D. L., & Herlihy, J. M. (2009). What happens when the college rumor mill goes online? privacy, defamation and online social networking sites. Boston Bar Journal, 53(1), 16.
    Thomas, S. (2007). LIES, DAMN LIES, AND RUMORS: AN ANALYSIS OF COLLECTIVE EFFICACY, RUMORS, AND FEAR IN THE WAKE OF KATRINA. Sociological Spectrum, 27(6), 679-703. doi:10.1080/02732170701534200

  • Can anyone recommend me one social media monitoring tool suitable for facebook platform that has a comparison possibility based on message type?

    i want to evaluate the social media data on facebook about a company for understanding the customer attraction capability based on the messages pepole say about company.

    Manuel Joaquim Sousa Pereira · Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo

    You can check through the following link

  • Konstantin Aal added an answer:
    Can you suggest some literature on social networks for collaborative learning?

    Is there any ENDNOTE LIBRARY available?

    Konstantin Aal · Universität Siegen

    I know about this book: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at the Workplace. But the content is quite diverse.

    What is the environment for the collaboration? Education? Workplace? 


  • Nathan Weatherdon added an answer:
    What is the role of social networks in the food security and nutrition of low-income families?

    I am researching the food in the context of interpersonal and intergroup relations in low-income families in the city, from the perspective of social network analysis.
    Can anyone provide some literature on this subject?

    Nathan Weatherdon · Nathan Translates

    This isn't the context that you're talking about, but here is a paper that models some aspects of economic development over time in a context of traditional communism, for example food sharing as a practical risk management mechanism.

    It's related to the issue of offshore farming, and to evaluate the potential benefits for local populations, the authors develop a comparative modeling structure which includes food sharing among kin and community in a context of near-subsistence living.

  • Pankaj Kumar added an answer:
    How can I automatically generate a tcl file for around 1000 nodes?
    I want around 1000 nodes network (basically social network, not a random network) in ns2. For that I already have nodes and edges' .csv (comma separated values) files. is there is any way by which I can import that files in ns2 and create graph accordingly?
    Or is that any other tool available in which I can import graph formatted files (.gdf, .gexf, .csv) and that tool will generate tcl file?
    Pankaj Kumar · Central University of Punjab

    there are so many existing user interface tool for that purpose i.e nsg  e.t.c

  • Leonard Goeirmanto added an answer:
    Can anybody suggest me research articles on dislike button/ dislike article/ dislike post etc.?

    Can anybody suggest me research articles on dislike button/ dislike article/ dislike post etc.?

    Thank you!

    Leonard Goeirmanto · Universitas Mercu Buana

    maybe these references can help you:

    Tell Me What I Don't Know--Making the Most of Social Health Forums     DOI:10.1109/ICHI.2013.45 

    A Review of opinion mining and sentiment classification framework in Social Networks    DOI:10.1109/DEST.2009.5276705

    Unfriending on Facebook: Friend Request and Online/Offline Behavior Analysis     DOI:10.1109/HICSS.2011.467

  • Irene Kamberidou added an answer:
    Could someone please tell me the difference between social capital and social networks?
    I am currently researching social entrepreneurship and social entreprise activities by people aged 50 and over in the UK. The literature on social entrepreneurship indicates that social capital is one of many values brought in by social entreprises. However, this seem to be conflated with social networks. Could anyone advise of the differences between social capital and social networks in entrepreneurship?
    Irene Kamberidou · National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

    Forgot to add that I agree with Alexander Dill (just downloaded his article), and would like to add that there has been a significant increase in volunteerism, social activism, new social movements have appeared throughout the globe, results of  of today’s crisis. Namely, a form of bridging social capital, as Robert Putnam would put it.

  • Marta Severo added an answer:
    what social networks does art historian use for thir research? can you give me an example?

    Are art historian looking for materials in social networks?

    Marta Severo · Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3

    Surely there are art historians using academia and research gate. Moreover, there are some mailing list, such as the "Dgital Humanities" list in France, that are used also by art historians

  • Mohammed Alrokaimi added an answer:
    Could anyone help me by suggesting good tools for mapping tags on a bibsonomy data set?

    My research about turning folksonomy into ontology. i want to create a domain ontology from folksonomy

    Mohammed Alrokaimi · Abdelmalek Essaâdi University

    Thank you so much, i will see them

  • Aleksandra Ålund added an answer:
    What is the importance of institutions and their network at the community level in the context of social capital?
    I am looking for studies done focusing on how formal and informal institutions at the community level aid towards enhancing efforts towards collective action and hence social capital.
    Aleksandra Ålund · Linköping University

    Might be that following text can be relevant

    Miraftab, Faranak. “Insurgent Planning; Situating Radical Planning in the Global South” Planning Theory 8(1):32-50

  • Peter Shea added an answer:
    How does social networking impact student engagement?

    Are there specific social networking strategies that sustain student engagement? Have there been any sustainable strategies for engagement through social media which have shown continuous participation (>5%) of followers/fans?

    Peter Shea · University at Albany, The State University of New York

    I think there has been quite a bit of work done in this area.  But I think you would need to define the variables and the context.  Student engagement can be defined in many ways as can social networking.  Are you looking for research in online environments, classrooms, higher education, pre-college (ages?), in specific disciplines, for learning particular skills, knowledge, ability, attitudes? So much needs to be specified before meaningful answers can be suggested it seems...

    Here is one widely cited article that looks at a specific context using a specific social media application, on specific outcomes - pre-health college students, twitter, and grades  and National Study of Student Engagement (NSSE) scores as a measure of engagement.;jsessionid=D79D7A59C2A1DCC332EA8FBA3662AC4F.f03t02?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false

    Might be a helpful example...

  • Shafagat Mahmudova added an answer:
    Can anyone recommend literature on "ethnic knowledge"?

    I am doing research on migrants' social mobility in labour market and educational-occupational mismatch in migrants' population. Some of my respondents attain social mobility in  labour market by using their "ethnic knowledge" e.g. mother tongue, cultural knowledge of their country of origin, ethnic social networks etc. Can anyone recommend literature, research on that?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Shafagat Mahmudova · Institute of Information Technology

    1. Huaxiong Ding, Liming Chen. Facial ethnicity classification based on boosted local texture and shape descriptions / 2013 10th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG). Shanghai, China, 2013, April 22- 26.
    2. Jingu Heo, M. Savvides. Gender and Ethnicity Specific Generic Elastic Models from a Single 2D Image for Novel 2D Pose Face Synthesis and Recognition // IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2012, vol. 34, pp. 2341-2350.
    3. L.R. Adilova On face recognition // Intellectual systems, Moscow, 2010, vol. 14, pp 73-84.
    4. Levin D.T., Angelone B.L. Categorical perception of race // Perception, 2002, vol. 31, pp. 567-578

  • Bright Chidugam Opara added an answer:
    What are the best software/tools available to create and train arbitrarily shaped, general conditional random fields?
    I am working on a problem to infer 'friendships' in a network, based on common activities of individuals. For that, I am planning to use the general CRFs and trying to come up with a good predictive learning model. I am looking for some tool, already available, to help me create and train the CRF model. Also, it will be great if it facilitates approximate inference techniques like loopy belief propagation.
    Bright Chidugam Opara · Rivers State University of Science and Technology

    Feel free to work on your CRF model

  • Krishnan Umachandran added an answer:
    Does anyone know of studies on collaboration networks solving problems together?

    There are numerous social networks and many organizations find value in collaborating as a means of problem solving.  Informal conversations with people in the problem space lean on their social network for short answers, but I haven't found examples or cases of organizations who have used the virtual tools to work out the problem together. What tools do they use to engage and how is the information tracked let alone synthesized? Is it still a function of online connection and offline work that then gets reposted? I'm interested in the process and its impact on the problem as well as participant's experience of the conjoint activity in the virtual world

    Krishnan Umachandran · Professor

    Companies can take advantage of the increased heterogeneity that is inherent in the nature of dispersed teams. Virtual teams tend to incorporate higher levels of structural and demographic diversity than do colocated teams, and both types of diversity can be highly beneficial. Structural diversity is a direct consequence of having team members from multiple locations associated with different business units and reporting to different managers. Such diversity can be highly valuable for teams, because it exposes members to heterogeneous sources of work experience, feedback and networking opportunities. In addition, virtual team members are often diverse in nationality. Although such diversity may complicate team dynamics, it can also enhance the overall problem-solving capacity of the group by bringing more vantage points to bear on a particular project.

    Research investigation

    1. When do virtual teams outperform colocated ones?
    2. How should companies manage dispersed teams?
  • Amar Lakel added an answer:
    Do you know researchers and papers actually work on virality in the internet discourses with Social Network Analytics Tools ?

    I'm actually building a platform (in open source, MIT Licence) for generating digital corpus for Digital Humanities and we are looking about papers and partnaires for embeded algorithmes qualifie this corpus.

    Amar Lakel · Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 University

    Thanks Mohammad, seemm very interestning

  • Alfa Ryano Yohannis added an answer:
    What are the existing methodologies for the development and research of social softwares and online communities?
    I would like to develop social software to connect one community to other communities or people and do research on top of it. The interaction will be based on the intersection between their interests. Thus, I need some existing methodologies to guide the development and to conduct the research.
    Alfa Ryano Yohannis · Kalbis Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Hi, Delores. Thank you for your information, which is very resourceful.

  • Irene Kamberidou added an answer:
    Can the social space of sport nurture and reproduce social capital, namely promote social cohesion-inclusion and eliminate social exclusions?
    A core concept in sociology, political science, organizational behaviour and business, social capital is relatively new in the context of sport governance. In exploring the boundaries of both sport and social capital in theory and practice, one can see sport as a form of positive (bridging) social capital that promotes social cohesion, trust, social ties, etc. Could it also be perceived as a social space that promotes dark or exclusonary social capital since sport politics do not always deliver the social benefits they proclaim due to commercialization, doping, gender discrimination or institutionalized gender personification, the leaky pipeline and the glass ceiling in SGBs and in competitive sports.
    Irene Kamberidou · National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

    Yes I am, thank you Andrea !

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