The quoter model: a paradigmatic model of the social flow of written information

@article{Bagrow2018TheQM,
  title={The quoter model: a paradigmatic model of the social flow of written information},
  author={James P. Bagrow and Lewis Mitchell},
  journal={Chaos},
  year={2018},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={
          075304
        }
}
We propose a model for the social flow of information in the form of text data, which simulates the posting and sharing of short social media posts. Nodes in a graph representing a social network take turns generating words, leading to a symbolic time series associated with each node. Information propagates over the graph via a quoting mechanism, where nodes randomly copy short segments of text from each other. We characterize information flows from these text via information-theoretic… 

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