Social Dynamics of Digg

Authors

  • Tad Hogg Independent Researcher
  • Kristina Lerman USC Information Sciences Institute

Keywords:

social media, Digg, statistical model

Abstract

Online social media often highlight content that is highly rated by neighbors in a social network. For the news aggregator Digg, we use a stochastic model to distinguish the effect of the increased visibility from the network from how interesting content is to users. We find a wide range of interest, and distinguish stories primarily of interest to users in the network from those of more general interest to the user community. This distinction helps predict a story's eventual popularity from users' early reactions to the story.

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Published

2010-05-16

How to Cite

Hogg, T., & Lerman, K. (2010). Social Dynamics of Digg. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 4(1), 247-250. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/ICWSM/article/view/14041