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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Why Do Some YouTube Videos Go Viral?

An interesting suggestion about connecting physical systems to social processes. Have not examined the models yet, but will.

" ... Why are certain videos on YouTube watched millions of times while 90 percent of the contributions find only the odd viewer? A new study reveals that increased attention in social systems like the YouTube community follows particular, recurrent patterns that can be represented using mathematical models... "

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