News Release 11-267
Facebook Helps Researchers See How Friendships Form
Long-term study analyzes social selection and peer influence in online environments
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College students' tastes and social networks on Facebook. Nodes represent students and lines represent Facebook friendships, where red nodes are students whose "favorite music" includes classical/jazz artists and node size is proportionate to the quantity of classical/jazz artists the student lists.
Credit: Kevin Lewis, Harvard University
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