Evaluation of automated friend grouping in online social networks

Motahhare Eslami, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Roshanak Zilouchian Moghaddam, Karrie Karahalios

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Abstract

Managing friendship relationships is challenging due to the growing number of people in online social networks (OSNs). While grouping friends sometimes mitigates this challenge, the burden of manual grouping still prevents OSNs users to create groups widely for privacy control, selective sharing and filtering. In this paper, we present an automated friend grouping tool which utilizes three different clustering algorithms to create groups from Facebook friendship networks. By conducting 18 semi-structured interviews, we investigated the advantages and disadvantages of automated friend grouping in OSNs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2119-2124
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Apr 26 2014May 1 2014

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period4/26/145/1/14

Keywords

  • Automatic grouping
  • Clustering algorithms
  • Online social networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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