Does Sentiment Among Users in Online Social Networks Polarize or Balance Out? A Sociological Perspective Using Social Network Analysis

Matthias Trier, Robert Hillmann

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    Abstract

    Users express and share sentiments electronically when they communicate within online social network applications. One way to analyze such interdependent data is focusing on the inter-user relationships by applying a sociological perspective based on social network analysis. Existing studies examined the existence or distribution of sentiments in online communication at a general level or in small observed groups.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCyberemotions : Collective Emotions in Cyberspace
    EditorsJanusz A. Holyst
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2017
    Pages233-253
    Chapter12
    ISBN (Print)9783319436371
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319436395
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    SeriesUnderstanding Complex Systems
    ISSN1860-0832

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    Trier, M., & Hillmann, R. (2017). Does Sentiment Among Users in Online Social Networks Polarize or Balance Out? A Sociological Perspective Using Social Network Analysis. In J. A. Holyst (Ed.), Cyberemotions: Collective Emotions in Cyberspace (pp. 233-253). Springer. Understanding Complex Systems https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43639-5_12