Longitudinal Modeling of Social Media with Hawkes Process based on Users and Networks

PK Srijith Michal Lukasik Kalina Bontcheva Trevor Cohn
Abstract—Online social networks provide a platform for sharing information at an unprecedented scale. Users generate information which propagates across the network resulting in information cascades. In this paper, we study the evolution of information cascades in Twitter using a point process model of user activity. We develop several Hawkes process models considering various properties including conversational structure, users' connections and general features of users including the textual information, and ...