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Amplification (or Contagion), part 2

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A physician and a political scientist have just concluded a study that confirms “emotional clustering” in online social networks. In other words, happy nodes tend to cluster with other happy nodes, and unhappy with unhappy (with happy defined by the presence of a smile in pictures). The only difference is that happier people tend to cluster at the center of networks, while the unhappy sit out on the periphery.

Seems like the Internet as Great Amplifier is probably right.

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Written by Mark

December 21, 2008 at 12:06 am

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