Memes Online: Extracted, Subtracted, Injected, and Recollected

  title={Memes Online: Extracted, Subtracted, Injected, and Recollected},
  author={Matthew P. Simmons and Lada A. Adamic and Eytan Adar},
Social media is playing an increasingly vital role in information dissemination. But with dissemination being more distributed, content often makes multiple hops, and consequently has opportunity to change. In this paper we focus on content that should be changing the least, namely quoted text. We find changes to be frequent, with their likelihood depending on the authority of the copied source and the type of site that is copying. We uncover patterns in the rate of appearance of new variants… CONTINUE READING
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