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 publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages360-369
Number of pages10
Volume8238 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes
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)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

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

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Propagation
Visibility
Web services
Model
Information Diffusion
Impact Factor
Web 2.0
User Behavior
Statistical property
Social Networks
Cascade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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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 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 8238 LNCS, 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

Why do I retweet it? An information propagation model for microblogs. / Pezzoni, Fabio; An, Jisun; Passarella, Andrea; Crowcroft, Jon; Conti, Marco.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8238 LNCS 2013. p. 360-369 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8238 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pezzoni, F, An, J, Passarella, A, Crowcroft, J & Conti, M 2013, Why do I retweet it? An information propagation model for microblogs. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 8238 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8238 LNCS, pp. 360-369, 5th International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2013, Kyoto, Japan, 25/11/13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03260-3_31
Pezzoni F, An J, Passarella A, Crowcroft J, Conti M. Why do I retweet it? An information propagation model for microblogs. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8238 LNCS. 2013. p. 360-369. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03260-3_31
Pezzoni, Fabio ; An, Jisun ; Passarella, Andrea ; Crowcroft, Jon ; Conti, Marco. / Why do I retweet it? An information propagation model for microblogs. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8238 LNCS 2013. pp. 360-369 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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