Video interactions in online video social networks

Fabrício Benevenuto, Tiago Rodrigues, Virgilio Almeida, Jussara Almeida, Keith Ross

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


    This article characterizes video-based interactions that emerge from YouTube's video response feature, which allows users to discuss themes and to provide reviews for products or places using much richer media than text. Based on crawled data covering a representative subset of videos and users, we present a characterization from two perspectives: the video response view and the interaction network view. In addition to providing valuable statistical models for various characteristics, our study uncovers typical user behavioral patterns in video-based environments and shows evidence of opportunistic behavior.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number30
    JournalACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2009


    • Opportunistic behavior
    • Promotion
    • Social media
    • Social networks
    • Video communication
    • Video interactions
    • Video spam
    • YouTube

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Computer Networks and Communications


    Dive into the research topics of 'Video interactions in online video social networks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this