Friendship Networks in Online Communities of the Social Movement "Saint Petersburg Observers"
Project Head: Yuri Rykov
Project Description: The project represents a study of friendship networks inside communities of the virtual social network "Vkontakte", and their communicative activity.
Purpose of the Research: To identify the connection between the communicative activity of the community members, their centrality in the networks of virtual friendship, and their position in the formal organization of communities. The project investigates the relationship between community communicative activity in general and topological characteristics of a friendship network.
1. Rykov Y. Friendship Networks and Leadership in Online Social Movement Communities: a Comparison of Election Observers' groups in a Russian Social Networking Site. Presentation at the 33rd Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis. University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, May 21-26, 2013.
2. Рыков Ю. Сети "дружбы" в онлайновых сообществах социальных движений: влияет ли активность и размеры группы на структуру сети? Presentation at the Fifth Sociological Inter-University Conference of Students and Postgraduates ‘Sociology in Action’, Saint Petersburg, HSE, April 1, 2013.
Software: The Network "Vkontakte"
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