Selkow, Stanley M.
This project examines the social network of instant messaging (IM) systems. We studied the connections within the America Online Instant Messenger community both socially and graphically. Major areas studied include geographical clustering of IM communities, demographics, spread of information through the IM network, and effects of IM on productivity and other communications systems. The direct result of this study are applicable to marketing, workplace productivity, and social psychology.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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