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Re: [InetBib] E-Mail -> Soziale Netzwerke ?

 J. Weiler schrieb:
Ein Spiegelartikel im Heft Nr 10 / 2.3.2009

Empirical Study: Twitter is not a Social Network

   [the] driver of usage is a sparse and hidden network of connections
   underlying the ?declared? set of friends and followers
   (Es folgen viele Zitate und Diagramme, etwa

   As we showed in the case of Twitter, most of the links declared
   within Twitter were meaningless from an interaction point of view.
   Thus the need to ?nd the hidden social network; the one that
   matters when trying to rely on word of mouth to spread an idea, a
   belief, or a trend.)

   This is an important reminder, especially for colleagues of mine at
   the Berkman Center who are engaged in social network analyses of
   various political blogospheres. Just because the data is there and
   ?easily? available doesn?t mean that they actually represent the
   offline social interactions that we are ultimatley interested in
   studying. Social network data no matter how novel are still proxy
   data at best.

Die Ankündigung des Originalartikels:

   Scholars, advertisers and political activists see massive online
   social networks as a representation of social interactions that can
   be used to study the propagation of ideas, social bond dynamics and
   viral marketing, among others. But the linked structures of social
   networks do not reveal actual interactions among people. Scarcity
   of attention and the daily rythms of life and work makes people
   default to interacting with those few that matter and that
   reciprocate their attention. A study of social interactions within
   Twitter reveals that the driver of usage is a sparse and hidden
   network of connections underlying the declared set of friends and

(Hätte ich das jetzt über meinen Twitter-Account verbreiten sollen?)

Werner Popken

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