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Comparing Community Structure to Characteristics in Online Collegiate Social Networks

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We study the structure of social networks of students by examining the graphs of Facebook "friendships" at five U.S. universities at a single point in time. We investigate the community structure of each single-institution network and employ visual and quantitative tools, including standardized pair-counting methods, to measure the correlations between the network communities and a set of self-identified user characteristics (residence, class year, major, and high school). We review the basic...

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Publisher copy:
10.1137/080734315

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
Journal:
SIAM REVIEW
Volume:
53
Issue:
3
Pages:
526-543
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1095-7200
ISSN:
0036-1445
URN:
uuid:c6a822c3-589a-4b39-9f95-2543ae979104
Source identifiers:
172182
Local pid:
pubs:172182

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