• Corpus ID: 11146586

Community Identity and User Engagement in a Multi-Community Landscape

  title={Community Identity and User Engagement in a Multi-Community Landscape},
  author={Justine Zhang and William L. Hamilton and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Dan Jurafsky and Jure Leskovec},
  journal={Proceedings of the ... International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media. International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media},
  • Justine Zhang, William L. Hamilton, J. Leskovec
  • Published 1 May 2017
  • Sociology
  • Proceedings of the ... International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media. International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
A community's identity defines and shapes its internal dynamics. Our current understanding of this interplay is mostly limited to glimpses gathered from isolated studies of individual communities. In this work we provide a systematic exploration of the nature of this relation across a wide variety of online communities. To this end we introduce a quantitative, language-based typology reflecting two key aspects of a community's identity: how distinctive, and how temporally dynamic it is. By… 

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