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Cascades on online social networks: A chronological account

Cascades on online social networks: A chronological account
Cascades on online social networks: A chronological account
Online social network platforms have served as a substantial venue for research, offering a plethora of data that can be analysed to cultivate insights about the way humans behave and interact within the virtual borders of these platforms. In addition to generating content, these platforms provide the means to spread content via built-in functionalities. The traces of the spreading content and the individuals’ incentives behind such behaviour are all parts of a phenomenon known as information diffusion. This phenomenon has been extensively studied in the literature from different perspectives, one of which is cascades: the traces of the spreading content. These traces form structures that link users to each other, where these links represent the direction of information flow between the users. In fact, cascades have served as an artefact to study the information diffusion processes on online social networks. In this paper, we present a survey of cascades; we consider their definitions and significance. We then look into their topology and what information is used to construct them and how the type of content and the platform can consequently affect cascades’ networks. Additionally, we present a survey of the structural and temporal features of cascades; we categorise them, define them and explain their significance, as these features serve as quantifiers to understand and overcome the complex nature of cascades.
Social network analysis, Cascades, Information diffusion
393-411
Springer
Alrajebah, Nora
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Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Carr, Leslie
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Kompatsiaris, I.
Alrajebah, Nora
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Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Carr, Leslie
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Kompatsiaris, I.

Alrajebah, Nora, Tiropanis, Thanassis and Carr, Leslie (2017) Cascades on online social networks: A chronological account. Kompatsiaris, I. (ed.) In Internet Science. INSCI 2017. Springer. pp. 393-411. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70284-1_31).

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Abstract

Online social network platforms have served as a substantial venue for research, offering a plethora of data that can be analysed to cultivate insights about the way humans behave and interact within the virtual borders of these platforms. In addition to generating content, these platforms provide the means to spread content via built-in functionalities. The traces of the spreading content and the individuals’ incentives behind such behaviour are all parts of a phenomenon known as information diffusion. This phenomenon has been extensively studied in the literature from different perspectives, one of which is cascades: the traces of the spreading content. These traces form structures that link users to each other, where these links represent the direction of information flow between the users. In fact, cascades have served as an artefact to study the information diffusion processes on online social networks. In this paper, we present a survey of cascades; we consider their definitions and significance. We then look into their topology and what information is used to construct them and how the type of content and the platform can consequently affect cascades’ networks. Additionally, we present a survey of the structural and temporal features of cascades; we categorise them, define them and explain their significance, as these features serve as quantifiers to understand and overcome the complex nature of cascades.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2 November 2017
Published date: 22 November 2017
Keywords: Social network analysis, Cascades, Information diffusion

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Local EPrints ID: 415943
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/415943
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ORCID for Thanassis Tiropanis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6195-2852
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680

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Date deposited: 29 Nov 2017 17:30
Last modified: 06 Nov 2018 05:01

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Author: Nora Alrajebah
Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD
Editor: I. Kompatsiaris

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