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  1. #1 temporal network maps 
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    I am looking for information about temporal processes on the web. There are much information available about the general structure of the internet eg. the appearance of powercurves and clusters but less about time-based processes. For example the period in which a link became a popular hotspot and attract more and more visitors. Sure, there must be a positive feedback triggered by the search engines, but at a certain point the attention-curve also decays. all these depends a lot on the kind of content and on the appearance of other potential hotspots. But maybe there are identifiable patterns in these processes? Or similar intervals? And if, which forces are mainly responsible?


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    It sounds like a very interesting subject, but it would be a lot of work to really map this out. But much of the information is there: I believe most websites register which page was visited before the user visits that site itself. And we know how people found this website, by using which keywords at google. Maybe you should choose a case-study, for example this website or a certain news website, and track it's history and changing popularity.


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    yes, this forum might be a good case study. there is a large variability in the amount of replays in the different topics. And a highly frequented topic could be also quoted as hotspot. Beside that the content is 100% user generated and there is no advertising-manipulation through other channels which points users to a specific link.
    Anyhow, before starting the “lot of work to really map this out“ I was hoping find someone who already did a similar study before...
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