Title: Small world networks and creativity in audio clip sharing

Authors: Gerard Roma; Perfecto Herrera; Massimiliano Zanin; Sergio L. Toral; Frederic Font; Xavier Serra

Addresses: Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 08018 Barcelona, Spain. ' Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 08018 Barcelona, Spain. ' Centre for Biomedical Technology, Polytechnic University of Madrid, 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain. ' E.S. Ingenieros, University of Seville, 41092, Sevilla, Spain. ' Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 08018 Barcelona, Spain. ' Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 08018 Barcelona, Spain

Abstract: Sharing communities are changing the way audio clips are obtained in several areas, ranging from music to game design. The motivations for people to record and upload sounds to these sites are likely to be related to social factors. In this paper, we describe several networks that can be extracted from user activities in these systems. We propose the notion of creativity as an objective for this kind of community, and how some indicators of creativity can be extracted. We investigate the relationship between the network properties and the creative outcome indicators through an empirical analysis of data from Freesound.org, a widely used website for sharing audio clips.

Keywords: audio clip sharing; social networks; creativity; audio clips; small world networks; network communities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNM.2012.045108

International Journal of Social Network Mining, 2012 Vol.1 No.1, pp.112 - 127

Received: 22 Jun 2011
Accepted: 04 Oct 2011

Published online: 21 Aug 2014 *

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