What makes people bond? A study on social interactions and common life points on facebook

Emanuel Sanchiz, Francisco Ibarra, Svetlana Nikitina, Marcos Báez, Fabio Casati

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Abstract

In this paper we aim at understanding if and how, by analysing people's profile and historical data (such as data available on Facebook profiles and interactions, or collected explicitly) we can motivate two persons to interact and eventually create long-term bonds. We do this by exploring the relationship between connectedness, social interactions and common life points on Facebook. The results are of particular importance for the development of technology that aims at reducing social isolation for people with less chances to interact, such as older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages26-30
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509022991
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 31 Oct 20164 Nov 2016

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period31.10.164.11.16

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Keywords

  • Empirical study
  • Homophily
  • Older adults
  • Social interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

Cite this

Sanchiz, E., Ibarra, F., Nikitina, S., Báez, M., & Casati, F. (2016). What makes people bond? A study on social interactions and common life points on facebook. In Proceedings - 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2016 (pp. 26-30). [7870962] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CTS.2016.22