Rôle communautaire des capitalistes sociaux dans Twitter

Abstract : Social capitalists are social media users taking advantage of various methods to maximize their visibility. This results in artificially important accounts, in the sense this importance is not backed by any real content. The risk is then to see those accounts hiding relevant contents and therefore preventing other users to access them. In this work, we want to characterize social capitalists from a purely topological perspective, i.e. without considering the nature of the shared contents. For this purpose, we use the notion of community role, based on the community structure of the studied network. We modify some measures previously designed for this matter, and propose an objective method to determine roles. We then apply this method to the analysis of a Twitter network. Our results show the roles identified through our measures are particularly consistent with Twitter's social capitalists, whose behavior was clearly identified.
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Nicolas Dugué, Vincent Labatut, Anthony Perez. Rôle communautaire des capitalistes sociaux dans Twitter. 4ème Conférence sur les modèles et l'analyse de réseaux : approches mathématiques et informatiques (MARAMI), Oct 2013, Saint-Étienne, France. pp.12. ⟨hal-00859779⟩



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