YouTube subscriber question

Feb 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM
Edited Feb 8, 2013 at 5:08 PM
I just collected data on a set of YouTube users and calculated their in-degrees. An edge in this network is defined by Vertex 1 subscribing to Vertex 2. So ideally, the number of subscribers should correspond with the in-degree. They actually don't. My understanding is that this is because of the privacy settings on YouTube which prevent those edges from being downloaded. This might also happen if the number of nodes during download is restricted to, say 100 or 200. So in-degree must be less than the number of subscribers which is downloaded from YouTube into the Vertices worksheet. Is my understanding correct?

I have a follow-up question regarding the data collection part: if the YouTube username has a blank space, what is a work-around for getting the data for that user? The blank space is throwing errors.
Feb 8, 2013 at 5:07 PM
We may not be able to address your question until Tuesday of next week.
If this is a time sensitive question please reply, otherwise we will try to confirm the degree calculations by Wednesday latest.

Feb 8, 2013 at 5:09 PM
No problem. I can wait till Wednesday.