How Online Emotions Influence Community Life

Julian Sienkiewicz , Anna Chmiel , Paweł Sobkowicz , Janusz Hołyst

Abstract

Emotions expressed online as well as individual activities are usually far from equilibrium. In such a setting, the non-stationarity can be understood. As a condition necessary for discussion to be started and ceased. We demonstrate non-equilibrium stages of expressed emotions that are relaxed during the community life. To tackle this problem we propose two approaches—first that is based on the observation of activity in online threads and on relations between a thread length and emotions included in it and the second that introduces entropy as an indicator of dialogue’s forthcoming closing. Both concepts express the same key condition: a necessity of an emotional imbalance for the discussion to last. We introduce models, designed to copy stylized facts observed in the datasets: power-law distributions of discussion lengths or activity as well as relations between emotions and duration of the thread.
Author Julian Sienkiewicz (FP / LPESS)
Julian Sienkiewicz,,
- Center of Physics in Economics and Social Sciences
, Anna Chmiel (FP / PCSD)
Anna Chmiel,,
- Physics of Complex Systems Divison
, Paweł Sobkowicz
Paweł Sobkowicz,,
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, Janusz Hołyst (FP / LPESS)
Janusz Hołyst,,
- Center of Physics in Economics and Social Sciences
Corporate authorWydział Fizyki Politechniki Warszawskiej (Wydz.Fizyki PW)
Pages159-186
Publication size in sheets1.35
Book Hołyst Janusz (eds.): Cyberemotions. Collective Emotions in Cyberspace, 2016, Szwajcaria, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-43637-1, 318 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43639-5
Keywords in Englishemotions, complex systems
DOIDOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43639-5_9
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-43639-5_9
ProjectCollective Emotions in Cyberspace . Project leader: Hołyst Janusz, , Phone: 22 234 7133, start date 01-02-2009, end date 31-07-2013, FP7 Grant Agreement 231323, Completed
WF 7 Framework Programme (7 FP) [7 Program Ramowy (7 PR)]
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)0
ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 30-04-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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