The Lifecycles of Apps in a Social Ecosystem

  title={The Lifecycles of Apps in a Social Ecosystem},
  author={Isabel M. Kloumann and Lada A. Adamic and J. Kleinberg and Shaomei Wu},
  journal={Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web},
Apps are emerging as an important form of on-line content, and they combine aspects of Web usage in interesting ways --- they exhibit a rich temporal structure of user adoption and long-term engagement, and they exist in a broader social ecosystem that helps drive these patterns of adoption and engagement. It has been difficult, however, to study apps in their natural setting since this requires a simultaneous analysis of a large set of popular apps and the underlying social network they… Expand
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