Structural differences between open and direct communication in an online community

@article{Karimi2014StructuralDB,
  title={Structural differences between open and direct communication in an online community},
  author={Fariba Karimi and Ver{\'o}nica C. Ramenzoni and Petter Holme},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2014},
  volume={abs/1407.8041}
}
  • Fariba Karimi, Verónica C. Ramenzoni, Petter Holme
  • Published 2014
  • Computer Science, Physics, Sociology
  • ArXiv
  • Most research of online communication focuses on modes of communication that are either open (like forums, bulletin boards, Twitter, etc.) or direct (like e-mails). In this work, we study a dataset that has both types of communication channels. We relate our findings to theories of social organization and human dynamics. The data comprises 36,492 users of a movie discussion community. Our results show that there are differences in the way users communicate in the two channels that are reflected… CONTINUE READING

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