1;3409;0c Bridging offline and online social graph dynamics

Bridging offline and online social graph dynamics

Proceedings of the 21st ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management, 2012
Pages: 2447-2450DOI: 10.1145/2396761.2398663



The online and offline worlds are converging. Location-based services, ubiquitous mobile devices and on-the-go social network accessibility are blurring the distinction between in-person activities and their virtual counterpart. An important effect of this convergence is the rapid and powerful impact of offline events (meetings, conferences) on the evolution and temporal dynamics of the online connectivity between members of social and professional networks. However, these effects have been largely unexplored.