Going Down the Rabbit Hole: Characterizing the Long Tail of Wikipedia Reading Sessions

@article{Piccardi2022GoingDT,
  title={Going Down the Rabbit Hole: Characterizing the Long Tail of Wikipedia Reading Sessions},
  author={Tiziano Piccardi and Martin Gerlach and Robert West},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2022},
  volume={abs/2203.06932}
}
“Wiki rabbit holes” are informally defined as navigation paths followed by Wikipedia readers that lead them to long explorations, sometimes involving unexpected articles. Although wiki rabbit holes are a popular concept in Internet culture, our current understanding of their dynamics is based on anecdotal reports only. To bridge this gap, this paper provides a large-scale quantitative characterization of the navigation traces of readers who fell into a wiki rabbit hole. First, we represent user… 

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