Title: Applying emotions in social network connections model

Authors: Fahad Kamal Alsheref

Addresses: Information Systems Department, Beni-Suef University, Egypt

Abstract: Social network became one of the vital everyday living activities. Internet now is everywhere and all platforms support social network applications which make all users online most of times. Each one connects to others through a connection defined in the social network for example: friendship in Facebook, fellowship in Twitter and so on. This definition of connections does not give information about the current relation status between any two persons; for example, the current feelings between two persons or the degree of friendship between them and so on. We proposed applying the emotions in the current model for the connection between people in social network, by adding more attributes to the connection information which could be changed through the time, this change in the connections model will improve the social network in two main levels: social network analysis and the psychological relations between people.

Keywords: social network; relationship; Facebook; Twitter; sentiment analysis; social network service.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2017.089348

International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2017 Vol.13 No.4, pp.425 - 436

Received: 10 Jul 2016
Accepted: 24 Jul 2017

Published online: 09 Jan 2018 *

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