Conference Proceeding Article
We investigate the influence of offline friendship in three specific areas of Twitter networking behaviors: (a) network structure, (b) Twitter content and (c) interaction on Twitter. We observe some interesting findings through the empirical analysis of 2193 pairs of users who are online friends. When these pairs of users know each other offline, they are more likely to (1) respond to the online gesture of friendship from their friend, (2) share mutual online friends, (3) distribute and gather information in their friend’s Twitter network, (4) pay attention to their friend’s tweets, (5) post tweets that might be of interest to their friend, (6) post tweets similar to their friend’s, (7) respond to their friend’s tweet, (8) mention their friend in tweets, and (9) distribute their friend’s tweets. Overall, offline friendship drives social networking activities on Twitter.
networking behavior, social network, online friendship, offline friendship, social network services, Twitter
Databases and Information Systems | Social Media
Data Science and Engineering; Information Systems and Management
Proceedings of the 2016 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, January 5-9
IEEE Computer Society
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Los Alamitos, CA
KIM, Young Soo; NATALI, Felicia; ZHU, Feida; and LIM, Ee-Peng.
Investigating the Influence of Offline Friendship on Twitter Networking Behaviors. (2016). Proceedings of the 2016 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, January 5-9. 736-745. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/3113
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