Modeling Spread of Ideas in Online Social Networks

  title={Modeling Spread of Ideas in Online Social Networks},
  author={Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad and Ankur Teredesai},
Internet based online social networks collectively facilitate the spread of ideas. Hence, to understand how social networks evolve as a function of time, it is critical to learn the relationship between the information dissemination pathways or flows and the type of ideas being disseminated. We first classify the spread of ideas into two types based on their rate and nature of proliferation; fads and non-fads. A ’fad’ refers to an idea that quickly becomes popular in a culture, remains popular… CONTINUE READING

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