Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

Living Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Location-Based Social Networks

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_319-1

Synonyms

Glossary

Check-in

A record of a user in location-based networking service announcing her/his visit to a physical place and sharing this information to her/his friends

GPS

Global Positioning System

LBSNs

Location-based social networking services

Location-based services (LBS)

Online services that facilitate search and/or access of specific data objects based on the use of location of the user and objects

Social links

The specified connections among users in social networking systems

Social networking services

Online services that facilitate their users to communicate and to share personal information/opinions with friends

UGGSD

User-generated geo-social data

Definition

Social networking servicesare online services, platforms, or websites that facilitate their users to communicate and to share information such as interests, ideas, opinions, news, articles, activities, and events photographs with friends....

Keywords

Entropy Transportation Expense Triad Dine 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank the editors, Professors Gao Cong and Dr. Bee-Chung Chen, and anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments to improve the quality of this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Pinterest, Inc.San FranciscoUSA