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Research Article

Inferring Tie Strength from Online Directed Behavior

  • Jason J. Jones mail,

    jasonj@ucsd.edu

    Affiliations: Medical Genetics Division, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Jaime E. Settle,

    Affiliation: Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Robert M. Bond,

    Affiliation: Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Christopher J. Fariss,

    Affiliation: Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Cameron Marlow,

    Affiliation: Data Science, Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, California, United States of America

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  • James H. Fowler

    Affiliations: Medical Genetics Division, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: January 02, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052168

About the Authors

Jason J. Jones, James H. Fowler
Medical Genetics Division, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Jason J. Jones, Jaime E. Settle, Robert M. Bond, Christopher J. Fariss, James H. Fowler
Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Cameron Marlow
Data Science, Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jasonj@ucsd.edu

Competing Interests

Cameron Marlow is employed by Facebook, Inc. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JJJ JES RMB CJF CM JHF. Performed the experiments: JJJ JES RMB CJF CM JHF. Analyzed the data: JJJ. Wrote the paper: JJJ.