Investigating Homophily in Online Social Networks

@article{Bisgin2010InvestigatingHI,
  title={Investigating Homophily in Online Social Networks},
  author={Halil Bisgin and Nitin Agarwal and Xiaowei Xu},
  journal={2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology},
  year={2010},
  volume={1},
  pages={533-536}
}
Similarity breeds connections, the principle of homophily, has been well studied in existing sociology literature. %Several studies have observed this phenomena 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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