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Network dynamics of mobile social networks

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by G Zhao, D Li, C Xu, H Tang, Shui Yu
With the rapid development of smartphones and mobile Internet technology, we witness an overwhelming growth of mobile social networks (MSN), which is a type of social network, forming virtual communities among people with similar interests or commonalities. In MSNs, users play a crucial role for their development, deployment and success. Understanding the MSN user behavior therefore attracts interests of different entities - ISPs, service providers, and researchers. However, it is hard to gather a comprehensive real data set, little is known and even less has been published about MSN user activities. In this paper, we focus on analyzing MSN user behavior from the perspective of ISP network, which is seldom reported in literature. Based on the real data set collected from the mobile network gateway of a major mobile carrier who has more than five million subscribers, we present an in-depth user behavior analysis of four popular social networks. We study the MSN user behavior from six aspects: user requests, active online time, sessions, inter-session, the number of requests in a session, and inter-request. We found that power law and lognormal are two popular features of the studied objects, and exposed some interesting findings as well. We hope our work could be helpful for ISPs, MSN content providers, and researchers. © 2014 IEEE.

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Event

IEEE International Conference on Communications (2014 : Sydney, N.S.W.)

Pagination

2478 - 2483

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Sydney, NSW

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

Start date

2014-06-10

End date

2014-06-14

ISBN-13

9781479920037

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2014, IEEE

Editor/Contributor(s)

[Unknown]

Title of proceedings

ICC 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications

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