Conference Proceeding Article
Influential user can play a crucial role in online social networks. This paper documents an empirical study aiming at exploring the effects of influential users in the context of music social network. To achieve this goal, music diffusion graph is developed to model how information propagates over network. We also propose a heuristic method to measure users' influences. Using the real data from Last. fm, our empirical test demonstrates key effects of influential users and reveals limitations of existing influence identification/characterization schemes.
Influential users, Influence pattern, Music diffusion, Social network
Databases and Information Systems | Digital Communications and Networking | Music | Social Media
Data Management and Analytics
ICIMCS 2014: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service: July 10-12, Xiamen, China
City or Country
REN, Jing; CHENG, Zhiyong; SHEN, Jialie; and ZHU, Feida.
Influences of Influential Users: An Empirical Study of Music Social Network. (2014). ICIMCS 2014: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service: July 10-12, Xiamen, China. 411-416. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/3207
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