In Mason A. Portersâ€™ article in the Oxford University Press â€œWhat do rumors, diseases, and memes have in common?â€� the idea presented is multilayer networks. Multilayer networks are networks that will fix the incorrect predictions about the spreading of information through different networks. Porter argues that many incorrect predictions of how fast information spreads comes from the lack of recognition that information is being passed in a variety of ways and mediums. Multilayer networks takes in to account that information does get passed through different mediums and thus makes more accurate predictions on how fast information gets passed.
Check out the whole article here: http://blog.oup.com/2014/11/rumors-diseases-memes-networks/