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There has been a tremendous rise in the growth of online social networks all over the world in recent years. This has facilitated users to generate a large amount of real-time content at an incessant rate, all competing with each other to attract enough attention and become trends. While Western online social networks such as Twitter have been well studied,(More)
—There has been a tremendous rise in the growth of online social networks all over the world in recent years. It has facilitated users to generate a large amount of real-time content at an incessant rate, all competing with each other to attract enough attention and become popular trends. While Western online social networks such as Twitter have been well(More)
—In this paper we investigate to what extent the trending topics in Twitter, a popular social network, are manipulated by spammers. Researchers have developed various models for spam detection in social media, but there has been little analysis on the effects of spam on Twitter's trending topics. We gathered over 9 million tweets in Twitter's hourly(More)
—There has been a tremendous rise in the growth of online social networks all over the world in recent years. This has facilitated users to generate a large amount of real-time content at an incessant rate, all competing with each other to attract enough attention and become trends. While Western online social networks such as Twitter have been well(More)
Guanxi is a type of dyadic social interaction based on feelings ("qing") and trust ("xin"). Long studied by scholars of Chinese origin, it has recently drawn the attention of researchers outside of China. We define the concept of guanxi as applied to the interaction between web sites. We explore methods to identify guanxi in the Chinese web, show the unique(More)
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