Temporal influence over the Last.fm social network

@article{Plovics2013TemporalIO,
  title={Temporal influence over the Last.fm social network},
  author={R{\'o}bert P{\'a}lovics and Andr{\'a}s A. Bencz{\'u}r},
  journal={2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013)},
  year={2013},
  pages={486-493}
}
Several recent results show the influence of social contacts to spread certain properties over the network, but others question the methodology of these experiments by proposing that the measured effects may be due to homophily or a shared environment. In this paper we justify the existence of the social influence by considering the temporal behavior of Last.fm users. In order to clearly distinguish between friends sharing the same interest, especially since Last.fm recommends friends based on… CONTINUE READING
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