Dataset Open Access

Following/Followers and Tags on 0.1 million Twitter Users

Yoshida, Mitsuo; Yamaguchi, Yuto

Abstract (our paper)

Why does Smith follow Johnson on Twitter? In most cases, the reason why users follow other users is unavailable. In this work, we answer this question by proposing TagF, which analyzes the who-follows-whom network (matrix) and the who-tags-whom network (tensor) simultaneously. Concretely, our method decomposes a coupled tensor constructed from these matrix and tensor. The experimental results on million-scale Twitter networks show that TagF uncovers different, but explainable reasons why users follow other users.

Data

coupled_tensor:
The first column is the source user id (from user id), the second column is the destination user id (to user id), and the third column is the tag id.

users.id:
The first column is the user id for coupled_tensor, and the second column is the user id on Twitter.

tags.id:
The first column is the tag id for coupled_tensor, and the second column is the tag (i.e. slug or list name) on Twitter. On the tags, ###follow### and ###friend### are special tags expressing follower and following.

Publication

This dataset was created for our study. If you make use of this dataset, please cite:
Yuto Yamaguchi, Mitsuo Yoshida, Christos Faloutsos, Hiroyuki Kitagawa. Why Do You Follow Him? Multilinear Analysis on Twitter. The 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2015). Florence, Italy, May 18-22, pp.137-138, 2015 (poster).
http://doi.org/10.1145/2740908.2742715

Code

Our code outputting experiment results made available at:
https://github.com/yamaguchiyuto/tagf

Note

If you would like to use larger dataset, the dataset on 1 million seed users made available at:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.16267
(The dataset on 0.1 million seed users is not subset of the dataset on 1 million seed users.)

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coupled_tensor.gz
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tags.id.gz
md5:58266fac9be7f6b2a8e35a6fe08d4875
373 Bytes Download
users.id.gz
md5:00ac29e91dd736581ea60fdca395af75
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  • Yuto Yamaguchi, Mitsuo Yoshida, Christos Faloutsos, Hiroyuki Kitagawa. Why Do You Follow Him? Multilinear Analysis on Twitter. The 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2015). Florence, Italy, May 18-22, pp.1507-1508, 2015 (to appear) (poster).

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