Determinants of Meme Popularity

@article{Gleeson2015DeterminantsOM,
  title={Determinants of Meme Popularity},
  author={James P. Gleeson and Kevin P. O'Sullivan and Raquel Alvarez Ba{\~n}os and Yamir Moreno},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1501.05956}
}
Online social media have greatly affected the way in which we communicate with each other. However, little is known about what are the fundamental mechanisms driving dynamical information flow in online social systems. Here, we introduce a generative model for online sharing behavior and analytically show, using techniques from mathematical population genetics, that competition between memes for the limited resource of user attention leads to a type of self-organized criticality, with heavy… Expand
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