Friend of a Friend (FOAF) introductions are an effective means to grow detected social graphs in mobile applications. By detecting triadic closure in the social graph they both introduce co-present users who are not already acquainted, and improve the accuracy of the social graph. We searched for the presence of triadic closure in a real mobile social network, and tested the suitability of FOAF introductions as a means for efficient network growth. We found that triadic closure does occur in mobile networks, and that half of the triads found were suitable for FOAF introductions.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA), 2010|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2010|
- mobile applications
- network analysis
- social networks
Banford, J., Mcdiarmid, A., & Irvine, J. (2010). FOAF introductions: automatically growing and improving the accuracy of detected social graphs. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA), 2010 (pp. 75-81). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPCA.2010.5704078