Assembling thefacebook: Using Heterogeneity to Understand Online Social Network Assembly

  title={Assembling thefacebook: Using Heterogeneity to Understand Online Social Network Assembly},
  author={Abigail Z. Jacobs and Samuel F. Way and J. Ugander and A. Clauset},
  journal={Proceedings of the ACM Web Science Conference},
Online social networks represent a popular and diverse class of social media systems. Despite this variety, each of these systems undergoes a general process of online social network assembly, which represents the complicated and heterogeneous changes that transform newly born systems into mature platforms. However, little is known about this process. For example, how much of a network's assembly is driven by simple growth? How does a network's structure change as it matures? How does network… Expand
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