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Title:The role of reciprocation in social network formation, with an application to blogging PDF Logo
Authors:Gaudeul, Alexia
Giannetti, Caterina
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2011,015
Abstract:This paper deals with the role of reciprocation in the formation of individuals' social networks, that is to what extent initiating a relation brings about its reciprocation. Following the activity of a panel of bloggers over more than a year, we seek to establish whether bloggers are mainly involved in social networking or are part of the media industry. We adapt a standard capital investment model to study the effect of reciprocation on the building of social capital. Results of our analysis confirm that activity and reciprocation both play a role in the dynamics of social media.
Subjects:bloggers
friendship
livejournal
media
panel data
reciprocation
reciprocity
social capital
social media
social networks
JEL:C33
D85
L82
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

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