Measurement and Analysis of the Swarm Social Network with Tens of Millions of Nodes

Yang Chen, Jiyao Hu, Hao Zhao, Yu Xiao, Pan Hui

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Graphs have been widely used for representing the relationship among users in online social networks (OSNs). As crawling an entire OSN is resource- and time-consuming, most of the existing work only pick a sampled subgraph for study. However, this may introduce serious inaccuracy into the analytic results, not to mention that some important metrics cannot even be calculated. In this work, we crawl the entire social network of Swarm, a leading mobile social app with more than 60 million users, using a distributed approach. Based on the crawled massive user data, we conduct a data-driven study to get a comprehensive picture of the entire Swarm social network. Our study provides a deep analysis of social interactions between Swarm users, and reveals the relationship between social connectivity and check-in activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4547-4559
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Social network
  • swarm
  • measurement
  • analysis


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    Yu Xiao (Visiting researcher)

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