We find that the flow of attention on the Web forms a directed, tree-like structure implying the time-sensitive browsing behavior of users. Using the data of a news sharing website, we construct clickstream networks in which nodes are news stories and edges represent the consecutive clicks between two stories.
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Wang, C., Wu, L., Zhang, J., & Janssen, M. A. (2016). The Collective Direction of Attention Diffusion. Scientific Reports, 6(1). doi:10.1038/srep34059