1. Notes - Graph Theory

    I prepared some review materials for today's Connected Minds reading:

    Barabási, A. (2012). Introduction, Graph Theory. In Network Science (pp. 1-45). Retrieved from http://barabasilab.neu.edu/networksciencebook/ PDF ch1 PDF ch2

    The following outline consists of notes and excerpts I've quoted directly from the reading.

    Network Science Ch1: Introduction

    Saddam Hussein Deck of Cards

    • a contrast between political network and friend network
    • military motivated to locate Saddam Hussein
    • fascinating social intervention: create deck of cards with faces of political targets; ultimately, not successful
    • study of Hussein's friends network (e.g. via photo album) that succeeded in ...
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  2. Do Earthlings go online for different reasons

    I recently presented at SPSP 2014 in Austin, TX. You can download the poster here.

    Do Earthlings go online for different reasons

    Do Earthlings go online for different reasons?

    The goal of this study was to perform a cross-cultural scale validation of a survey developed to measure motivations for Internet engagement (i.e. reasons for engaging in online activities). The survey was administered to well-sized samples in multiple countries: Canada, Spain, Greece, United States, and China. The result is a 12-item, 4-factor survey measuring Agency, Closeness, Disclosure, and Expansion, each of which captures unique aspects of Internet engagement. A confirmatory factor analysis at the country-level suggests the ...

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  3. Notes: Social Network Sites - boyd and Ellison 2007

    I prepared some review materials for today's Connected Minds reading:

    Boyd, D. M., & Ellison, N. B. (2007). Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13 (1), 210–230. doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.2007.00393.x PDF

    The following outline consists of notes and excerpts I've quoted directly from the article.

    Article: Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

    • ~15 pages of highly readable content
    • provides canonical definition of social network sites, so you're probably going to cite this
    • this chapter serves as the intro to a series of subsequent articles in a ...
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