Analysis of topological characteristics of huge online social networking services

  title={Analysis of topological characteristics of huge online social networking services},
  author={Yong-Yeol Ahn and Seungyeop Han and Haewoon Kwak and Sue B. Moon and Hawoong Jeong},
Social networking services are a fast-growing business in the Internet. However, it is unknown if online relationships and their growth patterns are the same as in real-life social networks. In this paper, we compare the structures of three online social networking services: Cyworld, MySpace, and orkut, each with more than 10 million users, respectively. We have access to complete data of Cyworld's ilchon (friend) relationships and analyze its degree distribution, clustering property, degree… CONTINUE READING
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