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Emotional Links between Structure and Content in Online Communications [chapter]

Rafael E. Banchs, Andreas Kaltenbrunner
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This papers aims at studying the existence of links between the structure of online communications and the contents they are composed of.  ...  Moreover, the observed trends are quite similar for both of the studied languages, suggesting that such kind of emotional links between structure and content in online communications are language independent  ...  The authors would like to thank their respective institutions: Institute for Infocomm Research and Barcelona Media Innovation Centre, for their support and permission for publishing this work.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12844-3_29 fatcat:h5qtes5ahvhdtadjs5er5ajxfu

Investigating social network patterns within an empathic online community for older people

Ulrike Pfeil, Panayiotis Zaphiris
2009 Computers in Human Behavior  
In addition to looking at the structure of the exchanged messages within the discussion board as a whole, we also investigate associations between the communication content and the social network patterns  ...  In this paper, we study the social network structure of an online discussion board within SeniorNet, an empathic online community for older people.  ...  This study investigates the network structures of this online community and the link between the communication content and the network properties.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.chb.2009.05.001 fatcat:cabnf2n4gvf3lfm3yxypobs3hm

Exploiting Emotions in Social Interactions to Detect Online Social Communities

Xin Li, Hsinchun Chen, Su Li
2010 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems  
We propose a framework to extract social interactions and interaction emotions from user-generated contents and a GN-H co-training algorithm to utilize the two types of information in community detection  ...  It is necessary to unveil the community structure of online participants to overcome this limitation.  ...  In the future, we plan to design more effective algorithms for emotion-aware community detection.  ... 
dblp:conf/pacis/LiCL10 fatcat:ii3l6j25ujgwfiurbokp35k4bq

Structure and stability of online chat networks built on emotion-carrying links

Vladimir Gligorijević, Marcin Skowron, Bosiljka Tadić
2013 Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications  
Furthermore, the evolution of the graph and its architecture with specific k-core structure are shown to be related with the type and the emotion arousal of exchanged messages.  ...  High-resolution data of online chats are studied as a physical system in laboratory in order to quantify collective behavior of users.  ...  Both laws hold in the above mentioned online systems, all of which have a typical community structure.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.physa.2012.10.003 fatcat:adlfaqfciravdogqqxn7wvggeq

How the online social networks are used: dialogues-based structure of MySpace

M. Suvakov, M. Mitrovic, V. Gligorijevic, B. Tadic
2012 Journal of the Royal Society Interface  
Taken together, these results give a new insight into the functioning of online social networks and unveil the importance of the amount of information and emotion that is communicated along the social  ...  Longrange temporal correlations and persistent fluctuations occur in the time series of messages carrying positive (negative) emotion; patterns of user communications have dominant positive emotion (attractiveness  ...  Data crawling and structure Communications between users in the online social network MySpace occur along friendship links: writing messages on their own wall, where they can be seen by linked friends,  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsif.2012.0819 pmid:23193108 pmcid:PMC3565699 fatcat:63sed3h4mfeppiqq4c2fb2nqeq

How the online social networks are used: Dialogs-based structure of MySpace [article]

Milovan Suvakov, Marija Mitrovic, Vladimir Gligorijevic, Bosiljka Tadic
2012 arXiv   pre-print
Taken together, these results give a new insight into functioning of the online social networks and unveil importance of the amount of information and emotion that is communicated along the social links  ...  Performing a comprehensive analysis we obtain three groups of results: Dynamic topology of the dialogs-based networks have characteristic structure with Zipf's distribution of communities, low link reciprocity  ...  We would like to thank George Paltoglou for providing user-friendly version of the emotion classifier described in Ref. [15] .  ... 
arXiv:1206.6588v1 fatcat:5m3hspbv5nbv5f4ecxfcp5jkri

Directed Networks of Online Chats: Content-Based Linking and Social Structure

V. Gligorijevic, M. Skowron, B. Tadic
2012 2012 Eighth International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems  
To unravel underlying linking mechanisms, we further study type of messages exchanged among users and users with Web bots, and their emotional content, annotated in the texts of messages.  ...  The structure of these networks is determined by computing topological centrality measures, link correlations and community detection, and by testing validity of the "social ties" hypothesis.  ...  and COST action MP0801.  ... 
doi:10.1109/sitis.2012.117 dblp:conf/sitis/GligorijevicST12 fatcat:bgeh53c5abcdvgme63zdnmwwii

Analyzing hidden populations online: topic, emotion, and social network of HIV-related users in the largest Chinese online community

Chuchu Liu, Xin Lu
2018 BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making  
Through natural language processing and social network analysis, we explored the psychology, behavior and demand of online HIV population and examined the network community structure.  ...  In this study, we try to understand the multidimensional characteristics of a hidden population by analyzing the massive data generated in the online community.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Zhongwei Jia from the National Institute on Drug Dependence at Peking University for helpful discussions and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12911-017-0579-1 pmid:29304788 pmcid:PMC5755307 fatcat:cjpo3plpsvfrbkt66frnm4jgbu

Networks and emotion-driven user communities at popular blogs

M. Mitrović, G. Paltoglou, B. Tadić
2010 European Physical Journal B : Condensed Matter Physics  
Using the spectral methods of weighted bipartite graphs, we identify topological communities featuring the users clustered around certain popular posts, and underly the role of emotional contents in the  ...  Online communications at web portals represents technology-mediated user interactions, leading to massive data and potentially new techno-social phenomena not seen in real social mixing.  ...  We first determine the topological community structure on these networks and then analyse the emotional contents of the comments within the community, using the emotion classifier described above in Section  ... 
doi:10.1140/epjb/e2010-00279-x fatcat:zw65s6no2zfb5jbbbh5aegx7zi

Hierarchical sequencing of online social graphs [article]

Miroslav Andjelković, Bosiljka Tadić, Slobodan Maletić, Milan Rajković
2014 arXiv   pre-print
In online communications, patterns of conduct of individual actors and use of emotions in the process can lead to a complex social graph exhibiting multilayered structure and mesoscopic communities.  ...  On the other hand, the structures which spread only negative or only positive emotion messages appear to have much simpler topology consisting of links and triangles.  ...  S.M and M.R. would like to acknowledge 13 the support from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia, under the project OI 174014.  ... 
arXiv:1410.7259v1 fatcat:2lgz3by3lnc37dpqoddlfr2dqi

Hierarchical sequencing of online social graphs

Miroslav Andjelković, Bosiljka Tadić, Slobodan Maletić, Milan Rajković
2015 Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications  
In online communications, patterns of conduct of individual actors and use of emotions in the process can lead to a complex social graph exhibiting multilayered structure and mesoscopic communities.  ...  On the other hand, the structures which spread only negative or only positive emotion messages appear to have much simpler topology consisting of links and triangles.  ...  S.M and M.R. would like to acknowledge the support from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia, under the project OI 174014.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.physa.2015.05.075 fatcat:k322jj54dzgxvi6lfdf25lbedu

Sentiment Polarization and Balance among Users in Online Social Networks

Robert Hillmann, Matthias Trier
2012 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
Existing studies examined the existence or distribution of sentiments in online communication at a general level or in smallobserved groups.  ...  Communication within online social network applications enables users to express and share sentiments electronically.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported by EU FP7; Theme 3: Science of complex systems for socially intelligent ICT: Project Collective Emotions in Cyberspace -CYBEREMOTIONS.  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/HillmannT12 fatcat:xl3fxoct6ncpnbdxtbkqe4b5ce

Internet Ethnography: Online and Offline

Liav Sade-Beck
2004 International Journal of Qualitative Methods  
Online communication on the Internet facilitates the expression of emotions (output) and the input of emotional messages, thus developing and reinforcing important social ties between users, forming a  ...  Studies that have investigated interpersonal communications in these communities, primarily studying virtual support groups, have found that online communication enables users to freely express emotions  ...  There are reciprocal relations and links that exist between the culture of the Internet and between the wider processes taking place in the society.  ... 
doi:10.1177/160940690400300204 fatcat:6qghkdjgwnga5k4qq2rv6omkha

Cognitive network science quantifies feelings expressed in suicide letters and Reddit mental health communities [article]

Simmi Marina Joseph, Salvatore Citraro, Virginia Morini, Giulio Rossetti, Massimo Stella
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This emotional polarisation provides quantitative evidence that online clinical boards possess a complex structure, where users mix both positive and negative outlooks.  ...  This dichotomy is absent in the r/DIY reference board and in suicide notes, where negative emotional associations about regret and pain persist but are overwhelmed by positive jargon addressing loved ones  ...  ++: European Integrated Infrastructure for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics" (http://www.sobigdata.eu). 3  ... 
arXiv:2110.15269v2 fatcat:d3ktuqksgrg5nfwe2disttncoq

Public discourse and news consumption on online social media: A quantitative, cross-platform analysis of the Italian Referendum [article]

Michela Del Vicario, Sabrina Gaito, Walter Quattrociocchi, Matteo Zignani, Fabiana Zollo
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We measure the distance between how a certain topic is presented in the posts/tweets and the related emotional response of users.  ...  It seems reasonable that, to address misinformation problem properly, we have to understand the main determinants behind content consumption and the emergence of narratives on online social media.  ...  Entities are shown in a descending order by the largest to the smallest mean emotional distance. c) Emotional distance between Facebook communities aggregated (green dots) and Twitter one (red dots).  ... 
arXiv:1702.06016v2 fatcat:kbzwxpzqlra5xnqgtzofv7agj4
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