Online Social Networks

  • Panagiotis Symeonidis
  • Dimitrios Ntempos
  • Yannis Manolopoulos
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)


This chapter provides: (1) some definitions and basic concepts for Online Social Networks (OSNs), (2) a brief literature review of OSNs, (3) some paradigms of commercial OSNs, and (4) the transition of OSNs towards location as an auxiliary dimension. Finally, the social and economic report of commercial OSNs helps the reader to realize the huge potential that Location-based Social Networks (LBSNs) have, based on the fact that OSNs have incorporated the location dimension in recent years.


Social Network Recommender System Target User Link Prediction Social Networking Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panagiotis Symeonidis
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Ntempos
    • 2
  • Yannis Manolopoulos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Informatics Data Engineering LaboratoryAristotle University of ThessalonikiStavroupoli, ThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Kiwe DevelopmentThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Department of Informatics Data Engineering LabAristotle University of ThessalonikiStavroupoli, ThessalonikiGreece

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