Thomas Maillart, Didier Sornette, Stefan Frei, Thomas Duebendorfer, Alexander Saichev
The dynamics of technological, economic and social phenomena is controlled by how humans organize their daily tasks in response to both endogenous and exogenous stimulations. The general validity of the power law and the nature of other regimes remain unsettled. Using anonymized data collected by Google at the World Wide Web level, we identify the existence of several additional regimes characterizing the time required for a population of Internet users to execute a given task after receiving a message.
July 23, 2010, arXiv