Modeling the Role of Relationship Fading and Breakup in Social Network Formation

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorMurase, Yohsukeen_US
dc.contributor.authorJo, Hang Hyunen_US
dc.contributor.authorTörök, Jánosen_US
dc.contributor.authorKertész, Jánosen_US
dc.contributor.authorKaski, Kimmoen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Computer Scienceen
dc.description.abstractIn social networks of human individuals, social relationships do not necessarily last forever as they can either fade gradually with time, resulting in "link aging," or terminate abruptly, causing "link deletion," as even old friendships may cease. In this paper, we study a social network formation model where we introduce several ways by which a link termination takes place. If we adopt the link aging, we get a more modular structure with more homogeneously distributed link weights within communities than when link deletion is used. By investigating distributions and relations of various network characteristics, we find that the empirical findings are better reproduced with the link deletion model. This indicates that link deletion plays a more prominent role in organizing social networks than link aging.en
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dc.identifier.citationMurase, Y, Jo, H H, Török, J, Kertész, J & Kaski, K 2015, ' Modeling the Role of Relationship Fading and Breakup in Social Network Formation ', PloS one, vol. 10, no. 7, e0133005, pp. 1-14 .
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 10, issue 7en
dc.titleModeling the Role of Relationship Fading and Breakup in Social Network Formationen
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