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Analyzing the Dynamics of Communication in Online Social Networks


Abstract This thesis deals with the analysis of interpersonal communication dynamics in online social networks and social media. Our central hypothesis is that communication dynamics between individuals manifest themselves via three key aspects: the information that is the content of communication, the social engagement i.e. the sociological framework emergent of the communication process, and the channel i.e. the media via which communication takes place. Communication dynamics have been of interest to researchers from multi-faceted domains over the past several decades. However, today we are faced with several modern capabilities encompassing a host of social media websites. These sites feature variegated interactional affordances, ranging from bl... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor De Choudhury, Munmun (Author) / Sundaram, Hari (Advisor) / Candan, K. Selcuk (Committee member) / Liu, Huan (Committee member) / Watts, Duncan J. (Committee member) / Seligmann, Doree D. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer Science / Communication / Sociology / interpersonal communication / social media / social networks
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 430 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Computer Science 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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