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MeetupNet Dublin: Discovering Communities in Dublin's Meetup Network
Pakrashi, Arjun; Alghamdi, Elham; MacNamee, Brian; Greene, Derek
AICS 2018: 26th AIAI Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Dublin, Ireland, 6-7 December 2018 Meetup.com is a global online platform which facilitates the organisation of meetups in different parts of the world. A meetup group typically focuses on one specific topic of interest, such as sports, music, language, or technology. However, many users of this platform attend multiple meetups. On this basis, we can construct a co-membership network for a given location. This network encodes how pairs of meetups are connected to one another via common members. In this work we demonstrate that, by applying techniques from social network analysis to this type of representation, we can reveal the underlying meetup community structure, which is not immediately apparent from the platform's website. Specifically, we map the landscape of Dublin's meetup communities, to explore the interests and activities of meetup.com users in the city. Science Foundation Ireland Insight Research Centre
Keyword(s): Meetups; Meetup.com platform; Social network analysis; Centrality analysis; Community finding; Communities
Publication Date:
2019
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): CEUR Workshop Proceedings
First Indexed: 2019-05-29 06:24:03 Last Updated: 2019-05-29 06:24:03