Social Diffusion and Global Drift on Networks


We study a mathematical model of social diffusion on a symmetric weighted network where individual nodes' states gradually assimilate to local social norms made by their neighbors' average states. Unlike physical diffusion, this process is not state conservational and thus the global state of the network (i.e., sum of node states) will drift. The asymptotic… (More)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.91.032809


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@article{Sayama2015SocialDA, title={Social Diffusion and Global Drift on Networks}, author={Hiroki Sayama and Roberta Sinatra}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2015}, volume={91 3}, pages={032809} }