A Study of Formal and Informal Relations of Russian-Speaking Facebook Users

  • Dmitry GubanovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 436)


The paper analyses formal relations (“friendship”) among the Facebook users and studies their interrelation with informal relations (“commenting”). We define general characteristics of the network, give a definition to strong friendship links. Then we analyze strength of Facebook friendship links, study connectivity between a user’s friends, and give an answer to the question how users who have something in common are connected with each other. In conclusion, we consider interrelation between friendship and commenting links.


Social network Formal and informal relations Strong and weak ties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Digital Society Laboratory LLCTrapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences RASMoscowRussia

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