MySpace Friends Data (n = 48 friends, m = 11 variables) by fYX8HZg

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									      MySpace Friends Data (n = 48 friends, m = 11 variables)

      Friend Name*     Friends   Age   Picture   Blogs   NumPhotos NumVideos     Comments   Marital   College Orientation   Gender
      Michele              129    28         1      10          16         0          294         0         1           1        0
      Nancy                349    21         1       7          16         0          540         0         0           1        0
      Theresa               51    27         1       0          11         0          317         0         1           1        0
      Brandon               50    31         0       0          11         0           49         0         0           1        1
      Anna                 273    20         1      10           3         1          232         1         0           1        0
      Conrad               361    23         1       8           7         0          164         1         0           1        1
      Kalisha              110    30         1       6          16         0          381         1         0           0        0
      Juanita              108    24         1       0           7         0          108         1         1           1        0
      Marnie                99    26         1       0          12         0          184         0         1           1        0
      Kirk                  27    28         1       0           2         0           19         1         1           1        1
      Claudia               45    25         0       0           5         1          143         0         1           1        0
      Jean                 243    22         1       2           8         0          610         1         1           1        0
      John                 122    23         1       9          11         0           84         0         1           0        1
      Tom                  196    21         0       1           9         0          108         1         1           1        1
      Sandra                63    25         1       1           9         1          143         1         1           1        0
      Cynthia              134    23         1       0          16         0          221         1         1           1        0
      Al                    95    22         1       2           8         0          112         0         0           1        1
      Vince                162    20         1       0          16         0          142         1         1           1        1
      Jose                 179    24         1       0           8         0           73         1         1           1        1
      Gerard               739    24         1       2          11         0          397         1         1           1        1
      Cecilia              203    24         1       7          16         0          247         1         1           1        0
      Liz                   84    25         1       0           6         0          224         0         1           1        0
      Emily                172    21         1       0          13         0          308         1         1           1        0
      Dan                  104    23         1       0           8         0          136         0         0           1        1
      Brian                293    26         1       1          16        10          401         1         1           1        1
      Giselle               61    27         1       0          14         0           95         1         0           1        0
      Carl                  38    27         1       0           2         0           27         1         0           1        1
      Greg                  64    31         1       0          12         1          104         1         1           1        1
      Heather               75    20         1       0           2         0           38         1         1           1        0
      Tammy                 88    26         1      10          12         0          133         0         1           1        0
      Angela               116    25         1       0          16         0           70         0         1           1        0
      Howie                 95    26         0       0          15         0          167         0         0           1        1
      Dmitri               123    25         1       3           7         7           69         1         1           1        1
      Mike                  71    26         1       0           1         0            0         1         1           1        1
      Ted                   94    29         1       8          12        13          231         1         1           1        1
      Aaron                 38    33         1       0          14         0          195         1         0           1        1
      Chris                  9    33         0       1           1         0           24         0         0           1        1
      Molly                226    26         1       0          16         1          394         0         1           1        0
      Jody                  73    25         1       0           6         0          170         0         1           1        0
      Erika                 69    34         0       9          16         0          137         1         1           1        0
      Paul                 203    24         1       0          16         3          122         1         0           1        1
      Dick                 155    25         1      10          16         0          182         1         0           1        1
      Lisa                  40    25         1       0           1         0           37         0         0           1        0



MySpace Database - Page 1 of 3                                     Printed 9/17/2012                                                 Doane/Seward
      MySpace Friends Data (n = 48 friends, m = 11 variables)

      Friend Name*     Friends        Age     Picture      Blogs    NumPhotos NumVideos     Comments   Marital   College Orientation   Gender
      Ellie                 56         26           1          0            4         0           49         0         1           1        0
      Takisha               27         21           1          0           12         1           10         0         0           1        0
      Rachel                62         24           1          0           13         0          131         0         1           1        0
      Joe                   11         28           0          0            3         1           20         0         1           1        1
      James                  5         28           0          3            0         0            4         0         0           1        1


    Source: Data are from an extra-credit regression project by an MBA
    student. Names have been chanegd to preserve confidentiality. See
    "Variable Definitions" worksheet for more information.




MySpace Database - Page 2 of 3                                                Printed 9/17/2012                                                 Doane/Seward
Definitions of Variables

Variable      Description                                                                         Background Myspace.com is an internet
Age           Stated age of the individual displayed on the webpage                               “community” that allows individuals to chat, share
                                                                                                  photos, and keep in touch with their friends. The
Picture       To identify the individual on the webpage, does the individual use a picture of     site allows a user to have his/her own webpage
              himself (=1) or of something else (=0)                                              which can be customized with different
Blogs         This indicates the number of recent blogs the individual has posted                 backgrounds, site layout, and content. Then
                                                                                                  each individual user can interact with other users
NumPhotos Number of photos the individual has posted in the official pics section                 on the Myspace network, mostly in the form of
                                                                                                  sending messages, and leaving comments about
NumVideos Number of videos the individual has posted or marked as favorite in the official        each other’s webpages or lives. Each
          videos section                                                                          individual’s webpage displays how many “friends”
Comments Number of comments (messages) posted by other users in the comments section              the owner has on Myspace. Friends are
          on the individual's main page                                                           important because one can only have limited
Marital   Is the individual single (=1) or not single (=0)                                        interaction with users that are not one’s friends.

College       Has the individual completed college or is currently in college (=1) or is not in
              college or did not complete college (=0)
Orientation   Sexual orientation of the individual: heterosexual (=1), not heterosexual (=0)

Gender        Gender of the individual: male (=1), female (=0)


Background The data were used in a regression model created to try to predict the
number of friends an individual user of the internet community Myspace.com should have
based on certain attributes of that individual. Individual is defined as a person registered
with the community and “owning” a personal webpage in that community. Attributes are
defined as characteristics of that individual of which values can be obtained and assigned
by viewing that individual’s webpage. Friends are defined as individuals who have
consciously agreed to have relationship together in the community which allows the two
parties greater communication and availability between their webpages. The source of
data for this study was collected by ************ and is based solely on his 48 Myspace
“friends.”

								
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