Evidence of complex contagion of information in social media: An experiment using Twitter bots

@inproceedings{Mnsted2017EvidenceOC,
  title={Evidence of complex contagion of information in social media: An experiment using Twitter bots},
  author={Bjarke M{\o}nsted and Piotr Sapiezynski and Emilio Ferrara and Sune Lehmann},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
It has recently become possible to study the dynamics of information diffusion in techno-social systems at scale, due to the emergence of online platforms, such as Twitter, with millions of users. One question that systematically recurs is whether information spreads according to simple or complex dynamics: does each exposure to a piece of information have an independent probability of a user adopting it (simple contagion), or does this probability depend instead on the number of sources of… CONTINUE READING

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