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> That seems like bad news for whoever is writing "Viral Marketing for Dummies."
Depends whether the news spreads virally or not!
(Or, more seriously, through the same... networks / communities / circles / whatever)
Now i remember a paper about 'the weakness of long ties' and a concept
of 'strong vs. weak contagion', in which strong contagion (among which political ideas) needs some kind of path-width (sure *that* would ring a bell to Messrs Liben-Nowell & Kleinberg) in order to work.
That's for the second edition of 'Viral Marketing for Dummies'. :)
Anyway i'm glad someone at last found (crawled?) some big data to address
this issue. They must have had fun. Wish they would share the data!
I'm sure most of us have always wanted to do it with some hoaxbusters
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