|Author||: Karine Nahon|
|Total Pages||: 202|
|Rating||: 4/5 (284 Downloads)|
Download or read book Going Viral written by Karine Nahon and published by Polity. This book was released on 2013-11-25 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Going Viral, Nahon and Hemsley uncover the factors that make things go viral online. They analyze the characteristics of networks that shape virality, including the crucial role of gatekeepers who control the flow of information and connect networks to one another. They also explore the role of human attention, showing how phenomena like word of mouth, bandwagon effects, homophily and interest networks help to explain the patterns of individual behavior that make viral events.