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Table 1 Model parameters

From: The weakness of weak ties for novel information diffusion

ParameterDefinitionSet to
x Number of network neighbors a newly-informed node encounters in a period2
p strong Probability pass news to an encountered neighbor if neighbor is same type1
p weak Probability pass news to an encountered neighbor if neighbor is different type{.25,.5}
τ={τ 1,…,τ n}Set of types{τ 1,τ 2},
\(q^{\tau ^{k}}\) Proportion of type τ kτ={τ 1,…,τ n} present in the network \(\frac {1}{2}\)
HomophilyProp. same-type ties in network minus prop. same-type ties expected under random tie formation{0,.15,.3,.45}
DiversityNumber of types, or “groups,” present in network2