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MeetupNet Dublin: Discovering Communities in Dublin's Meetup Network?

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Abstract: 
Meetup.com is a global online platform which facilitates the organisation of meetups in di erent parts of the world. A meetup group typically focuses on one speci c topic of interest, such as sports, music, language, or technology. However, many users of this platform attend multiple meetups. On this basis, we can construct a co-membership network for a given location. This network encodes how pairs of meetups are connected to one another via common members. In this work we demonstrate that, by applying techniques from social network analysis to this type of representation, we can reveal the underlying meetup community structure, which is not immediately apparent from the platform's website. Speci cally, we map the landscape of Dublin's meetup communities, to explore the interests and activities of meetup.com users in the city.
Conference Name: 
AICS 2018: 26th AIAI Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Dublin, Ireland, 6-7 December 2018
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.xxx
Publication Date: 
12/12/2018
Institution: 
National University of Ireland, Dublin (UCD)
Open access repository: 
No