November 2013: An Empirical Study of a Chinese Online Social Network Renren

posted Nov 10, 2013, 3:02 PM by Symeon Papadopoulos
Jianwei Niu, Jing Peng, Lei Shu, Chao Tong, Wanjiun Liao, "An Empirical Study of a Chinese Online Social Network--Renren," Computer, vol. 46, no. 9, pp. 78-84, Sept. 2013, doi:10.1109/MC.2013.1

Abstract: Deeper knowledge of social networks' structure and temporal evolution enhances data mining for both research and education purposes. An empirical analysis of a Chinese social network, Renren, shows that it follows an exponentially truncated power law in degree distribution, and has a short average node distance.