Role of hubs in the synergistic spread of behavior

  title={Role of hubs in the synergistic spread of behavior},
  author={Yongjoo Baek and Kihong Chung and Meesoon Ha and Hawoong Jeong and Daniel Kim},
  journal={Physical Review. E},
The spread of behavior in a society has two major features: the synergy of multiple spreaders and the dominance of hubs. While strong synergy is known to induce mixed-order transitions (MOTs) at percolation, the effects of hubs on the phenomena are yet to be clarified. By analytically solving the generalized epidemic process on random scale-free networks with the power-law degree distribution pk∼k−α, we clarify how the dominance of hubs in social networks affects the conditions for MOTs. Our… 
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