Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

Living Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Social–Spatiotemporal Analysis of Topical and Polarized Communities in Online Social Networks

  • Mauro Coletto
  • Claudio Lucchese
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_110182-1

Synonyms

Glossary

Computer science (CS)

Discipline based on a scientific and practical approach to computation and its applications.

Computational social science (CSS)

New discipline based on interdisciplinary investigation of the social universe on many scales, ranging from individual actors to the largest groupings, through the medium of computation (Cioffi-Revilla 2014).

Dunbar number

Value of the cognitive limit to the number of people with whom a person can maintain stable social relationships (150).

Echo chamber

“Enclosed” system in which information, ideas, or beliefs are amplified or reinforced by internal transmission and repetition.

Ego network

Focal node (“ego”) and the nodes to which the ego is directly connected (friends or alters) plus the ties, if any, among the alters.

Group or community

Set of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IMT School for Advanced StudiesCa’ Foscari University of VenicePisaItaly
  2. 2.Ca’ Foscari University of VenicePisaItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Silvestri
    • 1
  • Andrea Tagarelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Yahoo IncLondonUK
  2. 2.University of CalabriaArcavacata di RendeItaly