Understanding the impact of corporate information publicly distributed on the Web is becoming more and more crucial. In this paper we report the result of a study that involved 130 IBM employees: we explored the correctness and extent of organisational information that can be observed from the online profiles of a company's employees. Our work con- Tributes new insights to the study of social networks by showing that, even by considering a small fraction of the available online data, it is possible to discover accurate infor- mation about an organisation, its structure, and the factors that characterise the social reach of their employees.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW 2014 Companion - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450327459
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event23rd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2014 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 7 Apr 201411 Apr 2014


Conference23rd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2014
CountryKorea, Republic of

    Research areas

  • Professional social network, User analysis

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