Does Similarity Breed Connection? - An Investigation in Blogcatalog and Last.fm Communities

@article{Bisgin2010DoesSB,
  title={Does Similarity Breed Connection? - An Investigation in Blogcatalog and Last.fm Communities},
  author={Halil Bisgin and Nitin Agarwal and Xiaowei Xu},
  journal={2010 IEEE Second International Conference on Social Computing},
  year={2010},
  pages={570-575}
}
Similarity breeds connections, the principle of homophily, has been well studied in existing sociology literature. Several studies have observed this phenomenon by conducting surveys on human subjects. These studies have concluded that new ties are formed between similar individuals. This phenomenon has been used to explain several socio-psychological concepts such as segregation, community development, social mobility, etc. However, due to the nature of these studies and limitations because of… CONTINUE READING

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