Multilayer social reinforcement induces bistability on multiplex networks

  title={Multilayer social reinforcement induces bistability on multiplex networks},
  author={Longzhao Liu and Xin Wang and Shaoting Tang and Hongwei Zheng and Zhiming Zheng},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment},
The social reinforcement mechanism, which characterizes the promoting effects when exposed to multiple sources in the social contagion process, is ubiquitous in information technology ecosystems and has aroused great attention in recent years. While the impacts of social reinforcement on single-layer networks are well documented, extension to multilayer networks is needed to study how reinforcement from different social circles influences the spreading dynamics. To this end, we incorporate… 

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