Friendship paradox biases perceptions in directed networks

  title={Friendship paradox biases perceptions in directed networks},
  author={Nazanin Alipourfard and Buddhika Nettasinghe and Andr{\'e}s Abeliuk and V. Krishnamurthy and Kristina Lerman},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  • Nazanin Alipourfard, Buddhika Nettasinghe, +2 authors Kristina Lerman
  • Published 2020
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Physics, Medicine, Biology
  • Nature Communications
  • Social networks shape perceptions by exposing people to the actions and opinions of their peers. However, the perceived popularity of a trait or an opinion may be very different from its actual popularity. We attribute this perception bias to friendship paradox and identify conditions under which it appears. We validate the findings empirically using Twitter data. Within posts made by users in our sample, we identify topics that appear more often within users’ social feeds than they do globally… CONTINUE READING
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