Visualizing Reddit Genealogy.
Tracing Community Genealogy : How New Communities Emerge from the Old.
By Chenhao Tan
In Proceedings of the 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM'2018).
The process by which new communities emerge is a central research issue in the social sciences. While a growing body of research analyzes the formation of a single community by examining social networks between individuals, we introduce a novel community-centered perspective. We highlight the fact that the context in which a new community emerges contains numerous existing communities. We reveal the emerging process of communities by tracing their early members' previous community memberships.