The Boundaries and External Connections of the Hyperlink Network of Hungarian Websites in Romania

  • Bálint György Kubik Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Political Science
  • Boróka Pápay Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social Sciences "Lendület" Research Center for Educational and Network Studies (RECENS)

Abstract

The current paper describes exploratory research into the hyperlink network of Hungarian organizations in Romania. The research examines where the boundaries of the organizational system lie, and the way actors are connected to other Hungarian, Romanian and international organizations. The aim was to combine classic sociological knowledge about the Hungarian minority and its organizations with the theory of social network analysis and hyperlink analysis. The research finds that the hyperlink network of Hungarian websites in Romania is highly interconnected. Results also show that the members of the network exhibit comparably strong ties to Hungarian-language and Romanian-language websites, but the greatest proportion of external connections are with international sites. We found that the structural positions of actors within the examined network was not correlated to the distribution of external connections; actors in the network developed connections to Hungarian-language, Romanian-language and international websites regardless of their network positions.

Author Biographies

Bálint György Kubik, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Political Science
Bálint György Kubik is a research assistant at Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Political Science while also working as a Software Developer for Starschema Ltd. Bálint has graduated from Corvinus University of Budapest in Political Science BA and currently studying Economic Analysis MA at ELTE. His interest lies in text analytics, econometrics, network analysis and development for academic purposes.
Boróka Pápay, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social Sciences "Lendület" Research Center for Educational and Network Studies (RECENS)
Boróka Tímea Pápay graduated from Babes-Bolyai University in Sociology and continued her studies as a PhD student at Corvinus University of Budapest. Boróka currently works at HAS RECENS as an assistant research fellow. Her interest lies in network analysis, NGOs, and gossip-cooperation-reputation.
Published
2017-03-29
How to Cite
KUBIK, Bálint György; PÁPAY, Boróka. The Boundaries and External Connections of the Hyperlink Network of Hungarian Websites in Romania. Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, mar. 2017. ISSN 2416-089X. Available at: <http://intersections.tk.mta.hu/index.php/intersections/article/view/300>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.17356/ieejsp.v3i1.300.
Section
The Computational Turn in Social Sciences