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Efficiency of Human Activity on Information Spreading on Twitter
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical
Information
Abstract
Understanding the collective reaction to individual actions is key to e?ectively spread information in social media. In this work we define efficiency on Twitter, as the ratio between the emergent spreading process and the activity employed by the user. We characterize this property by means of a quantitative analysis of the structural and dynamical patterns emergent from human interactions, and show it to be universal across several Twitter conversations. We found that some influential users efficiently cause remarkable collective reactions by each message sent, while the majority of users must employ extremely larger e?orts to reach similar e?ects. Next we propose a model that reproduces the retweet cascades occurring on Twitter to explain the emergent distribution of the user efficiency. The model shows that the dynamical patterns of the conversations are strongly conditioned by the topology of the underlying network. We conclude that the appearance of a small fraction of extremely efficient users results from the heterogeneity of the followers network and independently of the individual user behaviour.
International
Si
Congress
The 10th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications [http://www.aimsciences.org/conferences/2014/]
960
Place
Madrid
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000-0000
Start Date
07/07/2014
End Date
11/07/2014
From page
451
To page
451
The 10th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems Differential Equations and Applications - ABSTRACTS [http://www.aimsciences.org/conferences/2014/abstracts-book-finalized-2014-06-10.pdf]
Participants
  • Autor: Alfredo Morales Guzmán (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Javier Borondo Benito (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Losada Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Rosa Maria Benito Zafrilla (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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