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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    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
    Number of pages21
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Publication date2017
    ISBN (Print)9783319436371
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319436395
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    SeriesUnderstanding Complex Systems

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