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Effects of network structure, competition and memory time on social spreading phenomena

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dc.contributor.author Gleeson, James P.
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kevin P.
dc.contributor.author Banos, Ranquel, A.
dc.contributor.author Moreno, Yamir
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-26T11:20:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-26T11:20:17Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5157
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Online social media has greatly affected the way in which we communicate with each other. However, little is known about what fundamental mechanisms drive dynamical information flow in online social systems. Here, we introduce a generative model for online sharing behavior that is analytically tractable and that can reproduce several characteristics of empirical micro-blogging data on hashtag usage, such as (time-dependent) heavy-tailed distributions of meme popularity. The presented framework constitutes a null model for social spreading phenomena that, in contrast to purely empirical studies or simulation-based models, clearly distinguishes the roles of two distinct factors affecting meme popularity: the memory time of users and the connectivity structure of the social network. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physical Review X;6, 021019
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevX.6.021019
dc.rights Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. en_US
dc.subject hidden influentials en_US
dc.subject random drift en_US
dc.subject heavy tails en_US
dc.subject online en_US
dc.title Effects of network structure, competition and memory time on social spreading phenomena 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 2016-08-26T11:05:53Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevX.6.021019
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1642728
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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