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FOCUSING OF OPINIONS IN THE DEFFUANT MODEL: FIRST IMPRESSION COUNTS

DIRK JACOBMEIER
2006 International Journal of Modern Physics C  
The paper treats opinion dynamics of an unequal distribution as the initial opinion distribution. Simulated is the Deffuant model on a directed Barabasi-Albert network with discrete opinions and several subjects. Noticed is a focusing of the the resulting opinion distribution during the simulation towards the average value of the initial opinion distribution. A small change of the focusing is seen. A dependency of this change on the number of subjects and opinions is detected and indicates the
more » ... and indicates the change as a consequence of discretization the opinions. Hereby the average value of the initial opinion distribution can be identified as the guide of opinion forming.
doi:10.1142/s0129183106010108 fatcat:ps5grwpctvfmdflkfvcfut3kha