Choose A or B
El Farol Bar problem (1994).
The final exam of Introduction to Logic has one single choice question with two options A and B. If more than half of the class choose A and you choose A, you get 2 points. If more than half of the class choose A and you choose B, you get 10 points. If more than half of the class choose B, you get 0 points no matter what your entry is.
The situation is not a Prisoner dilemma which featuring a two individual game.
Game theory (finding non-trivial Nash equilibrium and applying Pareto improvement to better the group payoff).
How to make a starry repost network
Posts (tweets) and reposts (retweets) in social media platform.
A repost network featuring a star in the center (a celebrity), several planets (her/his boosters) and the corresponding satellites (their sockpuppets) as well as the nebula (ordinary fans).
The repost data of a post published by a celebrity in Weibo.
Python for scraping, R for processing data and constructing the network, Gephi for visualizing and Photoshop, iMovie or Vegas for editing.
Rigging by the fans
Fandom in East Asia.
Online fan labor in China.
A voting poll opened by the social media platform Weibo to measure the popularity of 30 idols. It lasted for a week (7 days/24 hours).
Who will be in the next boy group
Entertainment industry in east Asia.
A talent agency in China, TF Entertainment and its pre-debut trainee team.
Pick the five most popular ones from the team.
The hashtag data from a social media platform, Weibo, which is a twitter like microblogging website. Five parameters consisting of page view, number of fans, number of posts, number of daily active fans and fraction of daily active fans are considered.
PCA analysis(normalized on the first component and the first two components) and k-means clustering.