Common patterns of online collective attention flow

  • Yong Li
  • Xiaofeng Meng
  • Qiang Zhang
  • Jiang Zhang
  • Changqing Wang



This work was supported by National Natural Science foundation of China (Grant Nos. 71263045, 61662070, 61379050, 91224008, 61532010, 61532016), Research Funds of Renmin University of China (Grant No. 11XNL010), and Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (Grant No. 20130004130001).

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Common patterns of online collective attention flow


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaofeng Meng
    • 1
  • Qiang Zhang
    • 2
  • Jiang Zhang
    • 3
  • Changqing Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.School of InformationRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.College of Computer Science and EngineeringNorthwest Normal UniversityLanzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Systems ScienceBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.DNSLABChina Internet Network Information CenterBeijingChina

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