Analysis of a Location-Based Social Network

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Analysis of a Location-Based Social Network
—Location-based Social Networks (LSNs) allow users to see where their friends are, to search location-tagged content within their social graph, and to meet others nearby. The recent availability of open mobile platforms, such as Apple iPhones and Google Android phones, makes LSNs much more accessible to mobile users. To study how users share their location in real world, we collected traces from a commercial LSN service operated by a startup company. In this paper, we present results of data analysis over user profiles, update activities, mobility characteristics, social graphs, and attribute correlations. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first large-scale quantitative analysis of a real-world commercial LSN service.
Nan Li, Guanling Chen
Added 20 May 2010
Updated 20 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CSE
Authors Nan Li, Guanling Chen
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