CLARIFYING FACEBOOK DATA ON "LIKES"

Apr 28, 2015 at 11:07 PM
Hi,

I have a few questions to clarify the updated version of the data import from Facebook:

1) what does "likes received" and "likes created" stand for? Is it the number of all likes that one individual gets from all of her posts during the specified time period?

2)What does "post" stand for? Some posts do not have written content, does this mean photos are also considered as posts?

3)In the "edges" worksheet, under the "relationship" and "type" columns, the definitions are "user liked post" and "user liked the same post". what is the difference between these two? How do we understand whether two individuals on the edgelist fall in which category?

Thanks!

Best,

D.
Coordinator
Apr 29, 2015 at 5:58 PM
Hello,
1) what does "likes received" and "likes created" stand for? Is it the number of all likes that one individual gets from all of her posts during the specified time period?
"likes received" is the number of likes the user's content that is being analyzed got. So if a user created one post which has 100 likes and 3 comments with 5 likes each and this content is being analyzed (falls in the date or number range specified), the "likes received" should be 115. The same logic applies to "likes created" but it counts the number of content (posts and comments) the user has liked.
2)What does "post" stand for? Some posts do not have written content, does this mean photos are also considered as posts?
Post is a post in the timeline. It can be a status update (only text), picture with or without text, video, share etc. If they do not have written content it means that probably it is a media posted or a share and the user didn't add any text.
3)In the "edges" worksheet, under the "relationship" and "type" columns, the definitions are "user liked post" and "user liked the same post". what is the difference between these two? How do we understand whether two individuals on the edgelist fall in which category?
They basically are the same. The "relationship" attribute is more general and applies to edges and you can find this attribute in all of NodeXL created networks. While "Type" is an attribute specific to Facebook networks. I suggest you use the "Type" attribute to distinguish the type of the edge created.

Hope this helps!

Reagrds,
Arber