Rapid rise and decay in petition signing

  title={Rapid rise and decay in petition signing},
  author={Taha Yasseri and Scott A. Hale and Helen Z. Margetts},
  journal={EPJ Data Science},
Contemporary collective action, much of which involves social media and other Internet-based platforms, leaves a digital imprint which may be harvested to better understand the dynamics of mobilization. Petition signing is an example of collective action which has gained in popularity with rising use of social media and provides such data for the whole population of petition signatories for a given platform. This paper tracks the growth curves of all 20,000 petitions to the UK government… CONTINUE READING