1;3409;0c Information diffusion in online social networks: a survey

Information diffusion in online social networks: a survey

ACM SIGMOD Record, vol. 42, no. 1, May/2013
Pages: 17-28DOI: 10.1145/2503792.2503797

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Online social networks play a major role in the spread of information at very large scale. A lot of effort have been made in order to understand this phenomenon, ranging from popular topic detection to information diffusion modeling, including influential spreaders identification. In this article, we present a survey of representative methods dealing with these issues and propose a taxonomy that summarizes the state-of-the-art. The objective is to provide a comprehensive analysis and guide of existing efforts around information diffusion in social networks. This survey is intended to help researchers in quickly understanding existing works and possible improvements to bring.