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February 22, 2016

Information Evolution in Social Networks

Proc. WSDM'16

Social networks readily transmit information, albeit with less than perfect fidelity. We present a large-scale measurement of this imperfect information copying mechanism by examining the dissemination and evolution of thousands of memes, collectively replicated hundreds of millions of times in the online social network Facebook.

By: Lada Adamic, Thomas Lento, Eytan Adar, Pauline C. Ng
January 13, 2016

Social Networks and Labor Markets: How Strong Ties Relate to Job Transmission On Facebook’s Social Network

Journal of Labor Economics

This is an observational study of the social networks of 1.4 million US Facebook users who list an employer in their profile.

By: Laura K. Gee, Jason Jones, Moira Burke
December 1, 2015

Internet Use and Psychological Well-Being: Effects of Activity and Audience

Communications of the ACM

Two lines of research fifteen years apart demonstrate that talking with close friends online is associated with improvements in social support, depression, and other measures of well-being. Talking with strangers and reading about acquaintances are not.

By: Robert Kraut, Moira Burke
May 18, 2015

Design and Analysis of Benchmarking Experiments for Distributed Internet Services

Proc. WWW

We develop statistical models of distributed Internet service performance based on data from Perflab, a production system used at Facebook which vets thousands of changes to the company’s codebase each day.

By: Eytan Bakshy, Eitan Frachtenberg
May 18, 2015

The Lifecycles of Apps in a Social Ecosystem

Proc. WWW'15

Apps are emerging as an important form of on-line content, and they combine aspects of Web usage in interesting ways — they exhibit a rich temporal structure of user adoption and long-term engagement, and they exist in a broader social ecosystem that helps drive these patterns of adoption and engagement. It has been difficult, however, to study apps in their natural setting since this requires a simultaneous analysis of a large set of popular apps and the underlying social network they inhabit.

By: Isabel Kloumann, Lada Adamic, Jon Kleinberg, Shaomei Wu
May 9, 2015

Exposure to Ideologically Diverse News and Opinion on Facebook

Science.

How do these online networks influence exposure to perspectives that cut across ideological lines?

By: Eytan Bakshy, Solomon Messing, Lada Adamic
March 14, 2015

The Diffusion of Support in an Online Social Movement: Evidence from the Adoption of Equal-Sign Profile Pictures

Proc. CSCW'15

In March of 2013, 3 million Facebook users changed their profile picture to one of an equals sign to express support of same-sex marriage. We demonstrate that this action shows complex diffusion characteristics congruent with threshold models, with most users observing several of their friends changing their profile picture before taking the action themselves.

By: Bogdan State, Lada Adamic
December 19, 2014

Predicting the Quality of New Contributors to the Facebook Crowdsourcing System

Neural Information Processing Systems: Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning Workshop

We are interested in improving the quality and coverage of a knowledge graph through crowdsourcing features built into a social networking service. This work presents an approach to model user trust when prior history is lacking.

By: Julian Eisenschlos
August 24, 2014

Practical Lessons from Predicting Clicks on Ads at Facebook

International Workshop on Data Mining for Online Advertising (ADKDD)

Online advertising allows advertisers to only bid and pay for measurable user responses, such as clicks on ads. As a consequence, click prediction systems are central to most online advertising system…

By: Xinran He, Junfeng Pan, Ou Jin, Tianbing Xu, Bo Liu, Tao Xu, Yanxin Shi, Antoine Atallah, Stuart Bowers, Joaquin Quiñonero Candela
June 2, 2014

Rumor Cascades

AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)

Online social networks provide a rich substrate for rumor propagation. Information received via friends tends to be trusted, and online social networks allow individuals to transmit information to man…

By: Adrien Friggeri, Lada Adamic, Dean Eckles, Justin Cheng