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Sentiment Paradoxes in Social Networks: Why Your Friends Are More Positive Than You? [article]

Xinyi Zhou, Shengmin Jin, Reza Zafarani
2020 arXiv   pre-print
With the goal to understand this phenomenon, we study sentiment paradoxes in social networks.  ...  Our work shows that social connections (friends, followees, or followers) of users are indeed (not just illusively) more positive than the users themselves.  ...  The sentiment paradox, or network sentiment paradox, can be summarized as Paradox 1 (Sentiment Paradox) Your friends, followees, or followers are more positive than you. Empirical Verification.  ... 
arXiv:2005.00731v1 fatcat:2imwkvkmm5f3nekrdqfurkq7ja

The happiness paradox: your friends are happier than you

Johan Bollen, Bruno Gonçalves, Ingrid van de Leemput, Guangchen Ruan
2017 EPJ Data Science  
Most individuals in social networks experience a so-called Friendship Paradox: they are less popular than their friends on average.  ...  A Friendship paradox does not necessarily imply a Happiness paradox where most individuals are less happy than their friends.  ...  Happy social media users may think their friends are much more popular and slightly happier than they are while unhappy social media users will likely have unhappy friends that will still seem much happier  ... 
doi:10.1140/epjds/s13688-017-0100-1 fatcat:l45epckfvjcy3j55myf7cxyrlm

You Can Go Your Own Way: Explaining Partisan Support for Independence

Tim Willems
2014 Social Science Research Network  
These political-strategic forces may induce unwanted, ine¢ cient break-ups.  ...  In that context, parties whose partisan preferences are more in line with the EU's median voter rather than with their domestic one, have strategic reasons to be more positive towards a greater transfer  ...  It should moreover be noted that actual political parties are of course far more heterogeneous than we depict them in our models.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2478012 fatcat:v42cwfxubbgz3brvdeyize7w6y

Networks and Small Groups

Charles Kadushin
2005 Structure and Dynamics : e-Journal of Anthropological and Related Sciences  
In formal terms, the relationship is symmetric: if I interact with you, then you also interact with me. If we are friends, then I am your friend and you are mine.  ...  A second corollary takes account of the ranking in a group: it is sweeter to receive positive sentiments from those for whom you have positive sentiment yourself than from others you value less.  ... 
doi:10.5070/sd911003261 fatcat:62wxrjvk4naldkyqv5n4ammgau

Is what you feel what you don't know?

Simon C. Moore, Mike Oaksford
2000 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
By specifying goals rather than particular behavioral patterns of responses, genes leave much more open the possible behavioral strategies that might be required to increase fitness.  ...  This approach helps with understanding the functions of emotion, with classifying different emotions, and in understanding what information-processing systems in the brain are involved in emotion, and  ...  For example, smelling smoke in your own office, where you know where the fire exits are, is likely to induce less fear than smelling smoke in a colleague's office in an unfamiliar building.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0140525x00422429 fatcat:adhl36avcfhgzmoppkbxftk2xq

Slave to the Algorithm? Why a Right to Explanationn is Probably Not the Remedy You are Looking for

Lilian Edwards, Michael Veale
2017 Social Science Research Network  
Firstly, the law is restrictive, unclear, or even paradoxical concerning when any explanation-related right can be triggered.  ...  ML explanations are restricted both by the type of † Professor of Internet Law, SLAVE TO THE ALGORITHM?  ...  Conceptually, you can scale this up to however many variables you have in your data.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2972855 fatcat:nqqo4xmminc4bkp76mwnrbhgeu

Re-dissemination of news and public debate on social networks

Javier Guallar, Jaume Suau, Carlos Ruiz-Caballero, Albert Sáez, Pere Masip
2016 El Profesional de la Informacion  
His main research interests are documentation in the media, digital journalism, sources of information, scientific publishing, and content curation.  ...  -A special interest in the subject: GL58: Because the subject concerns you; so maybe you tell your friends, people who are on Facebook, to find out their views about a topic that you are concerned about  ...  The good thing about it is that, when you see a piece of news, other items are always displayed underneath and you end up turning your attention to a lot more things because you look at what people are  ... 
doi:10.3145/epi.2016.may.05 fatcat:2vdsmtuzarhxlfzcbdn7lzfzzq

Do your friends make you smarter?: An analysis of social strategies in online information seeking

Brynn M. Evans, Sanjay Kairam, Peter Pirolli
2010 Information Processing & Management  
Participants received more responses via social networking sites but more thorough answers in private channels (one-on-one).  ...  Asking questions on social networking sites and targeting friends one-on-one both resulted in increased information processing but during different phases of the question-answering process.  ...  Acknowledgments We extend a great thanks our willing participants and our collaborators in the Augmented Social Cognition group at PARC.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2009.12.001 fatcat:qhbowpj4vbcingexui3hoo3fm4

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

ALASTAIR CROOKE
2015 New Perspectives Quarterly  
[For] the citizens of the self-declared "commander of the faithful," or Caliph, you have no other choice...They don't care if you stand out among your people and if you are an educated man, or a lecturer  ...  active, rather than become more inert.  ... 
doi:10.1111/npqu.11504 fatcat:jqkhrgp2mjhfhcxoxiqcutmxgq

Culture and Liberty

F.H. H. Buckley
2000 Social Science Research Network  
In time your body will produce the change in your sentiments which your reason was powerless to effect. xv This objection to rational calculation, which falsely opposes rationality to sentiment, therefore  ...  Ah, said, Pascal, then you must go to work on yourself. as you would on an animal. Shape your beliefs in the same way you train your dog, through repeated acts which in time become second nature.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.210109 fatcat:d3scpabdg5ffjebkqpm46lp6oq

How Social is Your Social Network? Toward A Measurement Model

Christian Meske, Iris A. Junglas, Johannes Schneider, Roope Jaakonmäki
2019 International Conference on Information Systems  
Social networks are omnipresent in both our private and professional lives. As social beings, we thrive on the ability provided to us by the technology to be social.  ...  As a result, we provide a comprehensive measurement model for socialness in computermediated and networked environments.  ...  Today, more than 2.5 billion people are part of such social networks (Statista 2019) .  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/MeskeJSJ19 fatcat:hjfoguikwzdrnpw4nbvix4pdem

So You Want to Have a Second Child? Second Child Bias and the Justification Suppression Model of Prejudice in Family Responsibilities Discrimination

Kyle C. Velte
2013 Social Science Research Network  
second child, the supervisor commented: "[W]hat are you going to do about your job?"  ...  The managing partner tells her: "You are welcome to come back to this firm after your second child is born. But you will be off of the partner track and you will have to come back as of counsel.  ...  "Even in the simple act of  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2235798 fatcat:pvbenqxsszcqtcptol3lutpv3m

"If You Disagree, Unfriend Me Now": Exploring the Phenomenon of Invited Unfriending

Kory Floyd, Robert Matheny, Dana R. Dinsmore, Benjamin E. Custer, Nathan T. Woo
2019 American Journal of Applied Psychology  
The belongingness hypothesis suggests that humans have a fundamental need to form and maintain meaningful social bonds.  ...  Yet two contradictory impulses seem to guide associative behaviors: the need for inclusion and the tendency for in-group preference.  ...  In other words, posters may be more interested in simply taking a stand on some issue and implying that their stand is so important that they are willing to risk losing friends because of it than in actually  ... 
doi:10.12691/ajap-7-1-3 fatcat:bytum5nyuzfnfdhib4f55hikpe

'You Can't Stop the Bell from Ringing.' Protean, Unpredictable, and Persisting: The Victim Impact Statement in the Context of Sexually Assaulted Women

Karen-Lee Miller
2015 Social Science Research Network  
Interviews were conducted with 44 participants who sought or provided VIS-related services in Canada. Findings were analyzed using insights from actor-network theory.  ...  The protean, unpredictable, and persisting positive and negative effects of the VIS hold promise-and danger-for sexual assault victims. iv Acknowledgements Sincere thanks are owed to the women who were  ...  And, in fact, it robbed you of your childhood, deprived you of many things that you could have enjoyed as an adult in terms of your family, your husband . . .  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2675825 fatcat:4gsfn24u4zalfmrd72caax3tl4

Only for You; Brazilians and the Telenovela Flow

Gustavo Geirola, Thaís Machado-Borges
2004 Chasqui - Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación  
Telenovelas are broadcast throughout Brazil six days a week, at prime-time. They attract an audience o f more than forty million viewers, every day.  ...  Abstract Only For You! Brazilians and the Telenovela Flow is an anthropological study of the reception of a popular and commercial mass-media product -Brazilian "soap-operas," or telenovelas.  ...  There are several reasons why there are many more women than men in my sample of informants.  ... 
doi:10.2307/29741896 fatcat:rqcelpf37fgrdowpfljnj3j6wi
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