Social Network Analysis, usually referred to as SNA, models and studies the relationships of a group of social entities, which exist in the form of a network. An entity can be a person, a computer, or a webpage, and a relation can be a like, link, or a friendship (that is, a connection between the entities).
In this chapter, you'll learn about the following:
Graphs, since social networks are usually represented in this form
Important algorithms that are used to gain insights from a graph
How to load, dump, and sample large graphs