publication . Article . 2010

Emotion homophily in social network site messages

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Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Apr 2010 Journal: First Monday (issn: 1396-0466, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago University Library
Abstract
Social network sites (SNS) like MySpace seem to play a role in friendships and wider relationships for many people. Emotion expression can be important in relationship maintenance but little is known about the role of emotion in SNSs, other than positive comments being widespread in MySpace. But is emotion typically reciprocated, and do Friends express and/or receive similar levels of emotion expression to each other? Based upon an analysis of over two million MySpace public comments associated with 2,990 pairs of UK and US Friends using a sentiment detection program, statistically significant evidence was found for a weak correlation between the strength of pos...
Subjects
free text keywords: social network site; emotion, information science; communication studies; psychology
Funded by
EC| CYBEREMOTIONS
Project
CYBEREMOTIONS
Collective Emotions in Cyberspace
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 231323
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ICT
Communities
FET FP7FET Proactive: FET proactive: Science of complex systems for socially intelligent ICT
FET FP7FET Proactive: Collective Emotions in Cyberspace
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publication . Article . 2010

Emotion homophily in social network site messages

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