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Measuring Collective Attention in Online Content: Sampling, Engagement, and Network Effects

Wu, Siqi


The production and consumption of online content have been increasing rapidly, whereas human attention is a scarce resource. Understanding how the content captures collective attention has become a challenge of growing importance. In this thesis, we tackle this challenge from three fronts -- quantifying sampling effects of social media data; measuring engagement behaviors towards online content; and estimating network effects induced by the recommender systems. Data sampling is a fundamental...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/EN55-SD26


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