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Patterns of Cascading Behavior in Large Blog Graphs

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Patterns of Cascading Behavior in Large Blog Graphs
How do blogs cite and influence each other? How do such links evolve? Does the popularity of old blog posts drop exponentially with time? These are some of the questions that we address in this work. Blogs (weblogs) have become an important medium of information because of their timely publication, ease of use, and wide availability. In fact, they often make headlines, by discussing and discovering evidence about political events and facts. Often blogs link to one another, creating a publicly available record of how information and influence spreads through an underlying social network. Aggregating links from several blog posts creates a directed graph which we analyze to discover the patterns of information propagation in blogspace, and thereby understand the underlying social network. Here we report some surprising findings of the blog linking and information propagation structure, after we analyzed one of the largest available datasets, with 45, 000 blogs and ≈ 2.2 million blo...
Jure Leskovec, Mary McGlohon, Christos Faloutsos,
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where SDM
Authors Jure Leskovec, Mary McGlohon, Christos Faloutsos, Natalie S. Glance, Matthew Hurst
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