Ang Social Network sa Facebook ng mga Taga-Batangas at ng mga Taga- Laguna: Isang Paghahambing
Authors: Jaderick P. Pabico, Jose Rene L. Micor
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Online social networking (OSN) has become of great influence to
Filipinos, where Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Instagram are
among the popular ones. Their popularity, coupled with their intuitive and
interactive use, allow one's personal information such as gender, age, address,
relationship status, and list of friends to become publicly available. The
accessibility of information from these sites allow, with the aid of computers, for
the study of a wide population's characteristics even in a provincial scale.
Aside from being neighbouring locales, the respective residents of Laguna
and Batangas both derive their livelihoods from two lakes, Laguna de Bay and
Taal Lake. Both residents experience similar problems, such as that, among many
others, of fish kill. The goal of this research is to find out similarities in their
respective online populations, particularly that of Facebook's. With the use of
computational dynamic social network analysis (CDSNA), we found out that the
two communities are similar, among others, as follows: both populations are
dominated by single young female; Homophily was observed when choosing a
friend in terms of age (i.e., friendships were created more often between people
whose ages do not differ by at most five years); and Heterophily was observed
when choosing friends in terms of gender (i.e., more friendships were created
between a male and a female than between both people of the same gender).
This paper also presents the differences in the structure of the two social
networks, such as degrees of separation and preferential attachment.