Growing trees in internet news groups and forums.

@article{Kujawski2007GrowingTI,
  title={Growing trees in internet news groups and forums.},
  author={Bernard Kujawski and Janusz A Hołyst and G. J. Rodgers},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={76 3 Pt 2},
  pages={
          036103
        }
}
We present an empirical study of the networks created by users within internet news groups and forums and show that they organize themselves into scale-free trees. The structure of these trees depends on the topic under discussion; specialist topics have trees with a short shallow structure whereas more universal topics are discussed widely and have a deeper tree structure. For news groups we find that the distribution of the time intervals between when a message is posted and when it receives… CONTINUE READING

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