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Evolution of Spontaneous Virtual Communities. The Case of Pikabu.ru Online Platform
Against the background of a growing number of Internet users, as well as a growing number of users of online platforms, researchers are increasingly interested in virtual communities formed on such platforms. The mass users and the transience of such communities allows to collect large amounts of data for a quantitative research of a virtual communities. In this work, I explore the changes taking place in virtual communities during their lives on the data collected from the online platform pikabu.ru.