Identifying Different Types of Social Ties in Events from Publicly Available Social Media Data

Jayesh Prakash Gupta , Hannu Kärkkäinen, Karan Menon, Jukka Huhtamäki, Raghava Rao Mukkamala, Abid Hussain, Ravi Vatrapu, Jari Jussila, Henri Pirkkalainen, Thomas Olsson

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Abstrakt

Tie strength is an essential concept in identifying different kind of social ties - strong ties and weak ties. Most present studies that evaluated tie strength from social media were carried out in a controlled environment and used private/closed social media data. Even though social media has become a very important way of networking in professional events, access to such private social media data in those events is almost impossible. There is very limited research on how to facilitate networking between event participants and especially on how to automate this networking aspect in events using social media. Tie strength evaluated using social media will be key in automating this process of networking. To create such tie strength based event participant recommendation systems and tools in the future, first, we need to understand how to evaluate tie strength using publicly available social media data. The purpose of this study is to evaluate tie strength from publicly available social media data in the context of a professional event. Our case study environment is community managers’ online discussions in social media (Twitter and Facebook) about the CMAD2016 event in Finland. In this work, we analyzed social media data from that event to evaluate tie strength and compared the social media analysis based findings with the individuals’ perceptions of the actual tie strengths of the event participants using a questionnaire. We present our findings and conclude with directions for future work.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K 2019) : Volume 3: KMIS
RedaktørerJorge Bernardino, Ana Salgado, Joaquim Filipe
Antal sider11
UdgivelsesstedSetúbal
ForlagSCITEPRESS Digital Library
Publikationsdato2019
Sider176-186
ISBN (Trykt)9789897583827
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019
Begivenhed11th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Vienna University of Technology, Wien, Østrig
Varighed: 17 sep. 201919 sep. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 11
http://www.ic3k.org/?y=2019

Konference

Konference11th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
Nummer11
LokationVienna University of Technology
LandØstrig
ByWien
Periode17/09/201919/09/2019
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Emneord

  • Tie strength
  • Weak ties
  • Social media
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

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