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Leveraging the Flow of Collective Attention for Computational Communication Research

@article{Wang2017LeveragingTF,
  title={Leveraging the Flow of Collective Attention for Computational Communication Research},
  author={Chengjun Wang and Zhi-Cong Chen and Qi Qin and Naipeng Chao},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1710.07761}
}
Human attention becomes an increasingly important resource for our understanding or collective human behaviors in the age of information explosion. To better understand the flow of collective attention, we construct the attention flow network using anonymous smartphone data of 100,000 users in a major city of China. In the constructed network, nodes are websites visited by users, and links denote the switch of users between two websites. We quantify the flow of collective attention by computing… Expand

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