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The growth, spread, and mutation of Internet phenomena: a study of memes. (English) Zbl 07272312
Summary: An internet memes is defined as “an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations” (Oxford Living Dictionary, 2018). Such units of information are spread rapidly by internet users, often for a relatively short period of time. The modeling of this spread is of interest for a variety of reasons, especially since large amounts of information are spread via this method. In this study, we attempt to evaluate some previously-implemented models of memetic diffusion and improve upon them when possible. In particular, we implement an SIR-based system of stochastic differential equations.
MSC:
68-XX Computer science
65C30 Numerical solutions to stochastic differential and integral equations
34K50 Stochastic functional-differential equations
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