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Social structure of Facebook networks

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We study the social structure of Facebook "friendship" networks at one hundred American colleges and universities at a single point in time, and we examine the roles of user attributes-gender, class year, major, high school, and residence-at these institutions. We investigate the influence of common attributes at the dyad level in terms of assortativity coefficients and regression models. We then examine larger-scale groupings by detecting communities algorithmically and comparing them to net...

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10.1016/j.physa.2011.12.021

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
Journal:
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume:
391
Issue:
16
Pages:
4165-4180
Publication date:
2012-08-15
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ISSN:
0378-4371
URN:
uuid:9a1f7917-4847-48fb-b57a-eed1dc215a58
Source identifiers:
335110
Local pid:
pubs:335110

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