Corpus ID: 237504790

Information Cocoons in Online Navigation

  title={Information Cocoons in Online Navigation},
  author={Lei Hou and Xue Pan and Kecheng Liu and Zimo Yang and Jianguo Liu and Tao Zhou},
  • Lei Hou, Xue Pan, +3 authors Tao Zhou
  • Published 14 September 2021
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • ArXiv
Social media and online navigation bring us enjoyable experience in accessing information, and simultaneously create information cocoons (ICs) in which we are unconsciously trapped with limited and biased information. We provide a formal definition of IC in the scenario of online navigation. Subsequently, by analyzing real recommendation networks extracted from Science, PNAS and Amazon websites, and testing mainstream algorithms in disparate recommender systems, we demonstrate that similarity… Expand

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