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Diffusion of Multiple Information: On Information Resilience and the Power of Segregation?

Tabasso, Nicole (2019) Diffusion of Multiple Information: On Information Resilience and the Power of Segregation? Games and Economic Behavior, 118. pp. 219-240.

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Abstract

We introduce two pieces of information (memes) into a diffusion process in which memes are transmitted when agents meet and forgotten at an exogenous rate. At most one meme can be transmitted at each meeting, which one depends on preferences over memes. We find that the conditions under which a unique meme becomes endemic are sufficient for both to become endemic. Segregation according to information preferences leads to polarization, i.e., nobody is informed of both memes, and a loss of information. We show how the likelihood of segregation depends on information preferences and on parameters of the diffusion process.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Tabasso, Nicolen.tabasso@surrey.ac.uk
Date : November 2019
Funders : The European Union's Horizon 2020
DOI : 10.1016/j.geb.2019.09.003
Grant Title : Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2019 Elsevier Ltd
Uncontrolled Keywords : Social Networks; Information Transmission; Multiple States; Segregation
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Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 28 Aug 2019 14:43
Last Modified : 21 Oct 2019 13:38
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852492

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