Title: Study on Twitter as a Complex Network

Year of Publication: 2015
Page Numbers: 54-62
Authors: Javier Villazon-Terrazas, Sofia Aparicio, Gonzalo Alvarez
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2015)
- China

Abstract:


In the last years, complex networks have become an increasingly relevant research topic due to the large number of fields of application. Particularly, complex networks are specially significant in the area of modern Online Social Networks (OSNs). OSNs are actually a challenge for complex network analysis, as they present some characteristics that hinder topology processing. Concretely, social-networks volume is exceedingly big, as they have a high number of nodes and links. One of the most popular and influential OSN is Twitter. This article proves that twitter is a complex network computing an estimated value of luster coefficient, power law, and average path length.