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Book chapter

Online Communication in Apartment Buildings

P. 52-55.

In this paper we explore main patterns of communication and cooperation in online groups created by residents of apartment buildings in St.Petersburg in social networking site “VK”. Using word-frequency analysis and Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) we discovered main discussion topics in online groups. We have also found that communication of neighbors in these groups is predominantly connected with material needs and directed to solve common problems, such as related to building improvement, management company and in-fill constructions near their house. Based on online observations of city activists, we suggest that dynamic nature of SNS allows online community which is dedicated to particular problem to avoid it’s breakdown after the resolution of the original issue.

In book

Vol. 8852: SocInfo 2014 International Workshops, Barcelona, Spain, November 11, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. NY: Springer International Publishing, 2015.