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Thanks for your messages. Social networks analysis is a new domain for me
and I still have some difficulties to define and understand some terms.
Forgive me for my English, it is not my mother tongue and sometimes, it
must be ambiguous.
What do I mean by online social networks? These networks refers to the
connections that individuals have to others on the Internet using a
communication technology (e-mail, chat, etc.). On the contrary, offline
social networks refers to the connections that individuals have to others
without using a communication technology.
My question was: "are there any differences between online social networks
and offline social networks in terms of research?". It was not very clear,
and I'm sorry for that. In fact, I was told that online social networks
had not received much attention (is it a new domain of research?),
comparatively to offline social networks? Does anyone have an opinion?
I was told too that, actually, the approach to study social networks was
essentially static and didn't take into account the network changes, its
evolution? Does anyone have an opinion?
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