Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

Living Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Patterns in Productive Online Networks: Roles, Interactions, and Communication

  • Sam ZeiniEmail author
  • Tobias Hecking
  • H. Ulrich Hoppe
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_334-1




Is a mediator between different parties in a transaction of material or immaterial assets.

Open innovation

Is distributedly carried-out innovation by sharing ideas, rewards, and risk.

Open-source software

Is a publicly produced software that is available in source code form.

Position analyses

Are network analysis techniques for detecting structural properties of networks, especially groups of actors with similar relationships or roles.


Is a technology that allows users to create and edit website content (online documents) using Web browsers.


Community interactions have been in the focus of research in several disciplines for a long time, e.g., in ethnology, sociology, or social psychology. With the increase of social activities taking place online, this research has been extended toward studying...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive ScienceUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • H. Ulrich Hoppe
    • 1
  • James Caverlee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive ScienceUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA