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Structure and time evolution of an Internet dating community
2004 (English)In: Social Networks, ISSN 0378-8733, Vol. 26, no 2, 155-174 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We present statistics for the structure and time evolution of a network constructed from user activity in an Internet community. The vastness and precise time resolution of an Internet community offers unique possibilities to monitor social network formation and dynamics. Time evolution of well-known quantities, such as clustering, mixing (degree-degree correlations), average geodesic length, degree, and reciprocity is studied. In contrast to earlier analyses of scientific collaboration networks, mixing by degree between vertices is found to be disassortative. Furthermore, both the evolutionary trajectories of the average geodesic length and of the clustering coefficients are found to have minima.

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2004. Vol. 26, no 2, 155-174 p.
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Internet community, time evolution, communication, complex networks
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24908DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2004.01.077ISI: 000221286300004OAI: diva2:354153
QC 20100930Available from: 2010-09-30 Created: 2010-09-30 Last updated: 2010-09-30Bibliographically approved

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