Characterizing User Engagement in Major OSNs

08 Aug
Thursday, 08/08/2013 7:00am to 8:00am

Angel Cuevas
Unviersidad Carlos III de Madrid
Department of Telematic Engineering

Computer Science Building, Room 151

Faculty Host: Arun Venkataramani

On-line Social Networks have irrupted in the society becoming an essential service in our daily lives in only few years. Currently hundred of millions of people is subscribed to OSNs like Facebook, Twitter or Google+ and use them daily to interact with its surrounding social environment. Under this environment the research community is deeply studying these networks to being able to understand them and exploit their possibilities in different areas such as communication, marketing, media, etc. In this talk, we first describe the evolution of Google+, the youngest OSN among the most popular ones, in its first year. Later, we present a comparative analysis of the three major OSN, i.e. Facebook, Twitter and Google+, in terms of: activity, users reactions to this activity, connectivity and volume of public information.

Dr. Angel Cuevas received his MSc in Telecommunication Engineering, MSc in Telematics Engineering, and Ph.D. in Telematics Engineering from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2006, 2007, and 2011 respectively. He is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Telematics Engineering at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Prior to that he was Postdoc researcher at Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis from March 2011 until Jan 2013. His research interests focus on On-line Social Networks, P2P Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet measurements. He is co-author of more than 30 papers in prestigious international journals and conferences such as IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Elsevier Computer Networks, IEEE Network, IEEE Communications Magazine, WWW, ACM CONEXT, ACM MSWiM, IEEE P2P. He is co-recipient of the Best Paper Award in ACM MSWiM 2010.