Topology-based recommendation of users in micro-blogging communities
ARMENTANO, MARCELO G.; GODOY, DANIELA L.; AMANDI, ANALIA A.
JOURNAL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Lugar: Marrickville NSW; Año: 2012 vol. 27 p. 624 - 624
Nowadays, more and more users share real-time news and information in micro-blogging communities such as Twitter, Tumblr or Plurk. In these sites, information is shared via a followers/followees social network structure in which a follower will receive all the micro-blogs from the users he/she follows, named followees. With the increasing number of registered users in this kind of sites, ¯nding relevant and reliable sources of information becomes essential. The reduced number of characters present in micro-posts along with the informal language commonly used in these sites make it difficult to apply standard content-based approaches to the problem of user recommendation. To address this problem, we propose an algorithm for recommending relevant users that explores the topology of the network considering di®erent factors that allow us to identify users that can be considered good information sources. Experimental evaluation conducted with a group of users is reported, demonstrating the potential of the approach.