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In social media, the magnitude of information propagation hinges on the virality and susceptibility of users spreading and receiving the information respectively, as well as the virality of information items. These users' and items' behavioral factors evolve dynamically at the same time interacting with one another. Previous works however measure the factors statically and independently in a restricted case: each user has only a single adoption on each item, and/or users' exposure to items are observable. In this work, we investigate the inter-relationship among the factors and users' multiple adoptions on items to propose both new static and temporal models for measuring the factors without requiring user - item exposure. These models are designed to cope with even more realistic propagation scenarios where an item may be propagated many times from the same user(s) to the same other user(s). We further propose an incremental model for measuring the factors in large data streams. We evaluated the proposed models and existing models through extensive experiments on a large Twitter dataset covering information propagation in one month. The experiments show that our proposed models can effectively mine the behavioral factors and outperform the existing ones in a propagation prediction task. The incremental model is shown more than 10 times faster than the temporal model, while still obtains very similar results.
Virality, Susceptibility, User behavior, Information propagation
Computer Sciences | Databases and Information Systems | Social Media
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CIKM 2016: Proceedings of the 25th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management: Indianapolis, October 24-28, 2016
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HOANG, Tuan Anh and LIM, Ee-Peng.
Tracking virality and susceptibility in social media. (2016). CIKM 2016: Proceedings of the 25th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management: Indianapolis, October 24-28, 2016. 1059-1068. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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