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Competition-induced criticality in a model of meme popularity

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dc.contributor.author Gleeson, James P.
dc.contributor.author Ward, Jonathan A
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kevin P.
dc.contributor.author Lee, William T.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-12T13:28:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-12T13:28:22Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4462
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Heavy-tailed distributions of meme popularity occur naturally in a model of meme diffusion on social networks. Competition between multiple memes for the limited resource of user attention is identified as the mechanism that poises the system at criticality. The popularity growth of each meme is described by a critical branching process, and asymptotic analysis predicts power-law distributions of popularity with very heavy tails (exponent alpha en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physical Review Letters;112, 048701
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.048701
dc.subject self-organized criticality en_US
dc.subject evolution en_US
dc.subject distributions en_US
dc.subject extinction en_US
dc.subject emergence en_US
dc.subject systems en_US
dc.title Competition-induced criticality in a model of meme popularity en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2015-05-12T13:14:39Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.048701
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 11/PI/1026 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 09/SRC/E1780 en_US
dc.relation.projectid EP/I016048/1 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1559614
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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