In the past, most researchers focused on the efficacy of tie-strength in various applications for both online and offline social networks. However, how tie-strength can help in the analysis of online social networks was a commonly neglected issue. The massive size and recording properties of online social networks offer the possibility to measure tie-strength objectively. In this study, we examine a social network extracted from a blog network. We then propose a tie-strength measurement and investigate several properties of the network using the tie-strength we defined. We also study how tie-strength plays a role in these properties.
online social network, tie-strength, weight measurement
ISBN: [978-1-86435-644-1]; Full paper
Chen, Chien-Chou; Chiu, Terry Hui-Ye; Joung, Yuh-Jzer; and Chen, Shymin, "An Examination Of Online Social Networks Properties With Tie-Strength" (2011). PACIS 2011 Proceedings. 41.