Romantic partnerships and the dispersion of social ties: a network analysis of relationship status on facebook

@article{Backstrom2014RomanticPA,
  title={Romantic partnerships and the dispersion of social ties: a network analysis of relationship status on facebook},
  author={L. Backstrom and J. Kleinberg},
  journal={Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work \& social computing},
  year={2014}
}
  • L. Backstrom, J. Kleinberg
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Physics
  • Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing
A crucial task in the analysis of on-line social-networking systems is to identify important people --- those linked by strong social ties --- within an individual's network neighborhood. Here we investigate this question for a particular category of strong ties, those involving spouses or romantic partners. We organize our analysis around a basic question: given all the connections among a person's friends, can you recognize his or her romantic partner from the network structure alone? Using… Expand
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