Why do I retweet it? An information propagation model for microblogs

Fabio Pezzoni, Jisun An, Andrea Passarella, Jon Crowcroft, Marco Conti

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Abstract

Microblogging platforms are Web 2.0 services that represent a suitable environment for studying how information is propagated in social networks and how users can become influential. In this work we analyse the impact of the network features and of the users' behaviour on the information diffusion. Our analysis highlights a strong relation between the level of visibility of a message in the flow of information seen by a user and the probability that the user further disseminates the message. In addition, we also highlight the existence of other latent factors that impact on the dissemination probability, correlated with the properties of the user that generated the message. Considering these results we define an information propagation model that generates information cascades (i.e. flows of messages propagated from user to user) whose statistical properties match empirical observations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Informatics - 5th International Conference, SocInfo 2013, Proceedings
Pages360-369
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event5th International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 25 Nov 201327 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8238 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2013
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period25/11/1327/11/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Pezzoni, F., An, J., Passarella, A., Crowcroft, J., & Conti, M. (2013). Why do I retweet it? An information propagation model for microblogs. In Social Informatics - 5th International Conference, SocInfo 2013, Proceedings (pp. 360-369). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8238 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03260-3_31