## Do gossip algorithms work on network graphs?

## Is there a mathematical model for gossip communication?

- Indeed, the mathematics of epidemics are often used to model the mathematics of
**gossip**communication. The term epidemic**algorithm**is sometimes employed when describing a software system in which this kind of**gossip**-based information propagation is employed.

## What is a gossip protocol and how does it work?

**Gossip**protocols can be used to propagate information in a manner rather similar to the way that a viral infection spreads in a biological population. Indeed, the mathematics of epidemics are often used to model the mathematics of**gossip**communication.

## What is an example of gossip in a story?

- Let's say each hour the office workers congregate around the water cooler. Each employee pairs off with another, chosen at random, and shares the latest
**gossip**. At the start of the day, Dave starts a new rumor: he comments to Bob that he believes that Charlie dyes his mustache.

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