Google+ (IMC12)

This directed network contains a snapshot of the Google+ social structure. Nodes represent users. An edge shows social interaction between users.


Internal namestevgong_social
NameGoogle+ (IMC12)
Data source
AvailabilityDataset is not available for download
Consistency checkDataset passed all tests
Online social network
Dataset timestamp 2012
Node meaningUser
Edge meaningInteraction
Network formatUnipartite, directed
Edge typeUnweighted, no multiple edges
Temporal data Edges are annotated with timestamps
ReciprocalContains reciprocal edges
Directed cyclesContains directed cycles
LoopsDoes not contain loops


Size n =28,943,739
Volume m =462,994,069
Wedge count s =898,518,918,326
Claw count z =36,561,956,367,546,032
Cross count x =2.685 18 × 1021
Triangle count t =14,448,627,246
Maximum degree dmax =452,665
Maximum outdegree d+max =18,701
Maximum indegree dmax =452,591
Average degree d =31.992 7
Fill p =5.526 70 × 10−7
Size of LCC N =28,903,418
Size of LSCC Ns =22,444,688
Relative size of LSCC Nrs =0.775 459
Diameter δ =22
50-Percentile effective diameter δ0.5 =4.515 60
90-Percentile effective diameter δ0.9 =6.160 95
Mean distance δm =5.117 18
Relative edge distribution entropy Her =0.906 965
Power law exponent γ =1.518 51
Clustering coefficient c =0.048 241 5
Spectral norm α =3,602.22
Reciprocity y =0.550 040
Non-bipartivity bA =0.509 053
Normalized non-bipartivity bN =0.004 642 58


Degree distribution

Cumulative degree distribution

Lorenz curve

Spectral distribution of the adjacency matrix

Spectral distribution of the normalized adjacency matrix

Spectral distribution of the Laplacian

Spectral graph drawing based on the adjacency matrix

Spectral graph drawing based on the normalized adjacency matrix

Degree assortativity

Hop distribution

In/outdegree scatter plot

Temporal distribution

Matrix decompositions plots



[1] Jérôme Kunegis. KONECT – The Koblenz Network Collection. In Proc. Int. Conf. on World Wide Web Companion, pages 1343–1350, 2013. [ http ]
[2] Neil Zhenqiang Gong, Wenchang Xu, Ling Huang, Prateek Mittal, Emil Stefanov, Vyas Sekar, and Dawn Song. Evolution of social-attribute networks: Measurements, modeling, and implications using Google+. In Proc. Internet Measurement Conf., pages 131–144, 2012.