Faculty Publications

Title

Social network analysis for Facebook: Locating cliques and visualizing sociability

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Cliques, Facebook, Sociability, Social network analysis, Sociogram, Symbolic interactionism

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Studies in Symbolic Interaction

Volume

43

First Page

43

Last Page

61

Abstract

Social media such as Facebook thrive with the arrival of Web 2.0. This chapter merges traditional social network analysis (SNA) with symbolic interactionism (SI) to create a hybrid method of SNA to allow researchers to study the sociability found in Facebook. The discussion begins with identifying a common ground of SNA and SI, found in Georg Simmel's work, and then develops methodological procedures to locate cliques in Facebook networks. A visualization technique is also suggested to further single out the social forms found in Facebook. Copyright © 2014 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI of published version

10.1108/S0163-239620140000043013

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