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Online Social Networks in the Context of Big Data

Art. 03 – Vol. 27 – No. 1 – 2017

Dragoş Daniel IORDACHE
iordache@ici.ro
Ionuţ PETRE
ipetre@ici.ro
National Institute for Research & Development of Informatics – ICI Bucharest

Abstract: Online social networks are particularly important in the context of research on “big data” being important sources of information for various fields: social, political, economical, civic and educational. Social networks can provide significant benefits for the communication and relationships between users, as well as useful information for making predictions based on analysis of huge data flow generated by them. In this paper are presented several aspects of two components of present information technology, namely Online Social Networks and Big Data. In this regard, the first part is reserved for a brief introduction. The following sections present a summary of research relevant to social networking Web sites as sources of Big Data. The paper ends with conclusions and directions for future work.

Keywords: Online Social Networks, Big Data, Social Networks Data.

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