Social Spaces on the Internet:  social ( signals + media )

Fall 2015

Gossip, Diffusion, and Cascades
Assignment 11


1. P. Alex Dow, Lada A. Adamic, and Adrien Friggeri.  The Anatomy of Large Facebook Cascades. ICWSM2013.
2. Robert F. Goodman and Aaron Ben-Ze'ev. Good Gossip. University Press of Kansas. 1994. (see email)
3. Matthew J. Salganik and Duncan J. Watts. Leading the Herd Astray: An Experimental Study of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in an Artificial Cultural Market. Soc Psychol Q. 2008 Fall; 74(4): 338.

Write up

1. Studying cascades and herding behavior is difficult.  Imagine a herding or cascade phenomenon you would like to explore.  Frame your exploration as a research question. Briefly describe a method to study this phenomenon.

Responses should be submitted via compass in PDF form. 

Late responses will not be accepted.

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