MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 214, 20182018 2nd International Conference on Information Processing and Control Engineering (ICIPCE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Computer Theory and Application|
|Published online||15 October 2018|
Semi-empirical Theory of Distributions of Users of Social Online Networks by the Number of Contacts
Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
Based on the empirical analysis of contacts in the social network VKontakte, quantitative patterns are established that describe the distribution of users of social networks by the number of contacts (the number of friends). The parameter entering into the differential equation, whose solution is the proposed distribution, makes sense, similar to the Dunbar number and approximately coincides with it in magnitude. The fact that parameters characterizing a given distribution, depending on the size of the communication space in different cities, has been shown. However, the basic parameter that characterizes the fractal dimension of the communication space remains constant for all cities studied.
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