Asynchronous discussion groups as Small World and Scale Free Networks

@article{Ravid2004AsynchronousDG,
  title={Asynchronous discussion groups as Small World and Scale Free Networks},
  author={Gilad Ravid and Sheizaf Rafaeli},
  journal={First Monday},
  year={2004},
  volume={9}
}
What is the network form of online discussion groups? What are the topological parameters delineating the interaction on such groups? We report an empirical examination of the form of online discussion groups. We are interested in examining whether such groups conform to the Small World and the Scale Free models of networks. Support for these expectations provides a formal expression of growth, survival potential and preferential attachment in the connection patterns in discussion groups. The… Expand
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