life cycle of social network

2012-10-11T17:40:13Z (GMT) by Yingqiong Gu
<p> </p> <p>Currently, social network owns the hottest topic in people’s life. The real system belongs to the complex physics model and data-mining area. Social network, like facebook.com, myspace.com and twitter.com, is a real-time complex system. Author tries to introduce a model [1] to predict the life cycle of the social network.</p> <p> </p> <p>     A social network is a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_structure">social structure</a> made up of a set of actors (such as individuals or organizations) and the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyad_%28sociology%29">dyadic</a> ties between these actors. The social network perspective provides a clear way of analyzing the structure of whole social entities. The study of these structures uses <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network_analysis">social network analysis</a> to identify local and global patterns, locate influential entities, and examine network dynamics.</p> <p> </p>