How memes take over the world: Study finds viral content spreads 'just like bubonic plague'



Viral content such as memes, songs, tweets, and videos really are the modern day plague.
A team of researchers who set out to learn how social internet phenomenons spread like wildfire discovered the dispersion mimics the infectious diseases of the middle ages.
The team from Eotvos University in Budapest discovered that, like the the plague, memes begin at a specific place and time, and because they transfer person-to-person, follow a 'wavelike spreading pattern.'
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This wavelike form of spreading seemingly vanished in the 20th century when air travel suddenly allowed... read more

 
28 July 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 51
Source: Daily Mail
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