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Comparison of social structures within cities of very different sizes

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People make a city, making each city as unique as the combination of its inhabitants. However, some cities are similar and some cities are inimitable. We examine the social structure of 10 different cities using Twitter data. Each city is decomposed to its communities. We show that in many cases one city can be thought of as an amalgamation of communities from another city. For example, we find the social network of Manchester is very similar to the social network of a virtual city of the sam...

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10.1098/rsos.150526

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Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute
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Royal Society Open Science Journal website
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February 2016
Publication date:
2014-02-24
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2016-01-26
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2054-5703
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pubs:609776
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uri:dcc789ac-5180-46a9-88cc-7bd34287f0b7
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