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Bad news travels fast! | Notícia ruim corre depressa!

Bad news travels fast! | Notícia ruim corre depressa!

Da Rocha, Luis E. C. ORCID: 0000-0001-9046-8739 (2009) Bad news travels fast! | Notícia ruim corre depressa! Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Fisica. ISSN 1806-1117 (Print), 1806-9126 (Online) (doi:

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Many proverbs are created through everyday experience. Although many of them are readily understood by ordinary people, the more detailed view generates many questions and doubts related to their credibility. Motivated by one of these proverbs, in the present paper, we analyse propagation of news in the network of electronic contacts (e-mails). More specifically, we propose transmission protocols intended to reproduce properties of real systems. These protocols are simulated in a real e-mail network and in the random network proposed by p. Erdos and a. Rényi prize. The results suggest that news spreads faster in the random network. The hubs in the real network tend to attract the news, in prejudice to the less connected nodes.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: spreading process, social networks
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 13:10

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