Growing pool of public-generated bits like online social networking data provides possibility to sense social dynamics in the urban space. In this position paper, we use a location-based online social networking data to sense geo-social activity and analyze the underlying social activity distribution of three different cities: London, Paris, and New York. We find a non-linear distribution of social activity, which follows the Power Law decay function. We perform inter-urban analysis based on social activity distribution and clustering. We believe that our study sheds new light on context-aware urban computing and social sensing.
|Title of host publication||Social Mobile Web - Papers from the 2011 ICWSM Workshop, Technical Report|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Nov 2011|
|Event||International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media Workshop 2011 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|
Duration: 21 Jul 2011 → 21 Jul 2011
|Conference||International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media Workshop 2011|
|Period||21/07/11 → 21/07/11|