en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barab%C3%A1si%E2%80%93Albert_model

The Barabási–Albert (BA) model is an algorithm for generating random scale-free networks using a preferential attachment mechanism. Several natural and human -made systems, including the Internet, the world wide web, citation networks, and some social networks are thought ... Both growth and preferential attachment exist widely in real networks.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17025717

Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2006 Sep;74(3 Pt 2):036116. Epub 2006 Sep 25. Preferential attachment in the growth of social networks: the internet ...

people.mpi-sws.org/~gummadi/papers/Growth-WOSN.pdf

Aug 18, 2008 ... from the Flickr online social network, focusing on the ways in which new links .... and found evidence of sub-linear preferential attachment. Jeong et al. ... In the case of online social networks, crawling the graph ef- ficiently is ...

www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Preferential-attachment-in-the-growth-of-social-the-Capocci-Servedio/53b6238a643553331c331278f6c1988cabfef0ca

As a major consequence, Wikipedia growth can be described by local rules such as the preferential attachment mechanism, though users, who are responsible ...

snap.stanford.edu/class/cs224w-2015/slides/04-powerlaws.pdf

Oct 1, 2015 ... Quiz Q: □ How could one make the growth model more realistic for social networks? □ old nodes die. □ some nodes are more sociable.