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TV Goes Social: Characterizing User Interaction in an Online Social Network for TV Fans

  • Pedro Holanda
  • Bruno Guilherme
  • Ana Paula Couto da SilvaEmail author
  • Olga Goussevskaia
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9114)

Abstract

The way people watch TV has been going through great changes in recent years. On the one hand, TV devices have turned into application development platforms with connectivity to the Internet. On the other hand, people are increasingly willing to share their TV watching habits with friends (and strangers) through online social networks. In this work we perform an analysis of tvtag, a social networking website for TV fans. We start by showing that tvtag, besides registering user preferences, captures real-time behavior, exhibiting increased user interaction on content air dates. Furthermore, we look into how different genres are distributed over content and characterize users according to how eclectic or narrow their interests are. In particular, we show that eclectic users tend to be less influential. Finally, we analyze how user activity can be used to predict content popularity.

Keywords

Online social networks User behaviour characterization Second-screen applications Tvtag 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Holanda
    • 1
  • Bruno Guilherme
    • 1
  • Ana Paula Couto da Silva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Olga Goussevskaia
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil

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