May 18, 2015
The Lifecycles of Apps in a Social Ecosystem
Apps are emerging as an important form of on-line content, and they combine aspects of Web usage in interesting ways — they exhibit a rich temporal structure of user adoption and long-term engagement, and they exist in a broader social ecosystem that helps drive these patterns of adoption and engagement. It has been difficult, however, to study apps in their natural setting since this requires a simultaneous analysis of a large set of popular apps and the underlying social network they inhabit.
By: Isabel Kloumann, Lada Adamic, Jon Kleinberg, Shaomei Wu