On the impact of global information on diffusion of innovations over social networks

Youngmi Jin, Jungseul Ok, Yung Yi, Jinwoo Shin
2013 2013 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM  
This paper studies how global information affects the diffusion of innovations on a network. The diffusion of innovation is modeled by the logit dynamics of a weighted Nperson coordination game among (bounded) rational users where innovations spread through users' strategic choices. We find a critical asymptotic threshold for the weight on global information where the diffusion of innovations undergoes a transition in the rate of convergence regardless of any network structure. In particular,
more » ... e. In particular, it is found that the convergence to the pervasive adoption is slowed down by global information.
doi:10.1109/infcom.2013.6567149 dblp:conf/infocom/JinOYS13 fatcat:z36elppxencybihyfvwwavappq