Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

1-2016

Abstract

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.

Keywords

networking behavior, social network, online friendship, offline friendship, social network services, Twitter

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Social Media

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

2016 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 5-9, Kauai, Hawaii: Proceedings

First Page

736

Last Page

745

Identifier

10.1109/HICSS.2016.97

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

City or Country

Los Alamitos, CA

Copyright Owner and License

LARC

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.97

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