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Table 5 Cascade size, structural virality and normalized structural virality of information cascades created by four different categories of users who tweeted about Ebola from March 23, 2014 to May 31, 2015

From: How did Ebola information spread on twitter: broadcasting or viral spreading?

Categories of users who created the information cascades Percentage of total cascades Cascade size (Q1, median, Q3) Structural virality (Q1, median, Q3) Normalized structural virality (Q1, median, Q3)
Influential users 91.6% (14, 21, 42) (1.89, 1.98, 2.15) (0.00, 0.00, 0.04)
Hidden influential users 7.1% (13, 17, 26) (1.93, 2.09, 2.61) (0.01, 0.04, 0.15)
Disseminators 0.6% (12, 13, 16) (1.92, 2.15, 2.64) (0.01, 0.09, 0.23)
Common users 0.7% (12, 14, 18) (1.98, 2.28, 2.86) (0.04, 0.13, 0.27)
  1. Note: Q1: First quartile (25%); Q3: Third quartile (75%). See the User classification section in the Methods for the definition of disseminators, common users, hidden influential users, and influential users