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FriendsNet is a research project on the evolution of social networks, designed by the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR (National Research Council) together with Trento RISE.


The study is carried out through a Facebook application that collects anonymous data on the development of the user's network of friends. Participants are asked to use this application 3 times during 2014, answering a few short questions and indicating the degree of friendship with each Facebook "friend".


Participants who will be selected and perform the required tasks will receive gift cards.


The project is addressed to people who have moved to Trento less than two years ago, either students or workers.

project owner: Intitute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR

objective: studying the evolution of social networks of people who move from one ciy to another

what: using a Facebook app 3 times a year and answering a few questions

target: people who have moved to Trento less than 2 years ago (this requirement is not mandatory if you are already part of the Smart Crowds community), either students or workers, who use Facebook frequentely (at least once a week)

when: throughout 2014 (starting May 12th, 2014)


Participants who will perform the required tasks will get gift cards

Applications are now closed. The experimentation ended in November 2014.



Session 1: June 3 - 16, 2014          

Session 2: September 3 - 16, 2014

Session 3: December 5 - 18, 2014 

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