Measuring tie-strength in virtual social networks

  title={Measuring tie-strength in virtual social networks},
  author={Andrea Petr{\'o}czi and Tam{\'a}s Nepusz},
Tie-strength has been in the focus of social science research for decades, yet the use of measurement tools or scales has been relatively scarce. The aim of this study was to fill the gap and provide a tool that is able to provide a quantitative and continuous measure of tie strength in social networks. The focus was on virtual communities because the fast expansion of Internet use and the constant growth of on-line communities provide today’s researchers with an excellent opportunity for… CONTINUE READING
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