Soumajit Pramanik, Mohit Sharma, Maximilien Danisch, Qinna Wang, Jean‑Loup Guillaume, Bivas Mitra
International Journal of Data Science and Analytics, vol. 7 (2), 2018
This paper investigates the role of mentions on tweet propagation. We propose a novel tweet propagation model SIR MF based on a multiplex network framework which allows to analyze the effects of mentioning on final retweet count. The basic bricks of this model are supported by a comprehensive study of multiple real datasets, and simulations of the model show a nice agreement with the empirically observed tweet popularity. Studies and experiments also reveal that follower count, retweet rate and profile similarity are important factors for gaining tweet popularity and allow to better understand the impact of the mention strategies on the retweet count. Interestingly, we experimentally identify a critical retweet rate regulating the role of mention on the tweet popularity. Finally, our data-driven simulations demonstrate that the proposed mention recommendation heuristic Easy-Mention outperforms the benchmark Whom-To-Mention algorithm.