Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Anatomy of Large Facebook Cascades

Some more interesting research coming from the folks at Facebook. In this post (and an upcoming ICWSM paper), they compare the ways in which two different photos were shared on Facebook. The first photo, which was posted from President Obama’s


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The Unpredictability of Socially Influenced Markets

In this classic paper, Salganik, Dodds, and Watts create a fake online music market, where participants could see how many times each song was downloaded by others before choosing to listen to or download it, while a control group just


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New dataset: Wikipedia Historical Attributes

Google, in collaboration with Wikimedia Deutschland, has created the Wikipedia Historical Attributes Data dataset. The dataset provides, in JSON format, a resource containing all the edit history of infoboxes in Wikipedia pages. While this was already available indirectly in Wikimedia’s


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