Zhilin Luo

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—Microblogging, as a new form of social media, attracts a huge number of users and becomes very popular. In this paper, we consider a fundamental social network issue that illustrates how information flows through a social media network and specify why users have different retweet behaviors. We propose to characterize social ties by using various features(More)
In this paper, we consider a fundamental social network issue that illustrates how information dynamically flows through a social media network. Inferring the number of times that a particular message posted by some specific user will be retweeted by his followers and predicting the number of readings of the posted message via various retweeting chains are(More)
Message propagation via retweet chain can be regarded as a social contagion process. In this paper, we examine burst patterns in retweet activities. A burst is a large number of retweets of a particular tweet occurring within a certain short time window. The occurring of a burst indicates the original tweet receives abnormally high attentions during the(More)
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