Characterizing user navigation and interactions in online social networks

@article{Benevenuto2012CharacterizingUN,
  title={Characterizing user navigation and interactions in online social networks},
  author={Fabr{\'i}cio Benevenuto and Tiago Rodrigues and Meeyoung Cha and Virg{\'i}lio A. F. Almeida},
  journal={Inf. Sci.},
  year={2012},
  volume={195},
  pages={1-24}
}
Understanding how users navigate and interact when they connect to social networking sites creates opportunities for better interface design, richer studies of social interactions, and improved design of content distribution systems. In this paper, we present an in-depth analysis of user workloads in online social networks. This study is based on detailed clickstream data, collected over a 12-day period, summarizing HTTP sessions of 37,024 users who accessed four popular social networks: Orkut… CONTINUE READING
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