Structure and time evolution of an Internet dating community

  title={Structure and time evolution of an Internet dating community},
  author={Petter Holme and Christofer R. Edling and Fredrik Liljeros},
  journal={Social Networks},
We present statistics for the structure and time-evolution of a network constructed from user activity in an Internet community. The vastness and precise time resolution of an Internet community offers unique possibilities to monitor social network formation and dynamics. Time evolution of well-known quantities, such as clustering, mixing (degree-degree correlations), average geodesic length, degree, and reciprocity is studied. In contrast to earlier analyses of scientific collaboration… CONTINUE READING