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Automated Hate Speech Detection and the Problem of Offensive Language
TLDR
This work used a crowd-sourced hate speech lexicon to collect tweets containing hate speech keywords and labels a sample of these tweets into three categories: those containinghate speech, only offensive language, and those with neither.
Complex Contagions and the Weakness of Long Ties1
The strength of weak ties is that they tend to be long—they connect socially distant locations, allowing information to diffuse rapidly. The authors test whether this “strength of weak ties”
Diurnal and Seasonal Mood Vary with Work, Sleep, and Daylength Across Diverse Cultures
TLDR
Individual-level diurnal and seasonal mood rhythms in cultures across the globe are identified, using data from millions of public Twitter messages, and it is found that individuals awaken in a good mood that deteriorating as the day progresses.
FROM FACTORS TO ACTORS: Computational Sociology and Agent-Based Modeling
■ Abstract Sociologists often model social processes as interactions among variables. We review an alternative approach that models social life as interactions among adaptive agents who influence one
Computational Social Science
TLDR
It is found that origination rates of marine bivalves increased significantly almost everywhere immediately after the K-Pg mass extinction event, and a distinct pulse of bivalve diversification in the early Cenozoic was concentrated mainly in tropical and subtropical regions.
Chains of Cooperation: Threshold Effects in Collective Action
Granovetter's threshold model of collective action shows how each new participant triggers others until the chain reaction reaches a gap in the distribution of thresholds. Hence outcomes depend on
In Search of Excellence: Fads, Success Stories, and Adaptive Emulation1
The faddishness of the business community is often noted and lamented but not well understood by standard models of innovation and diffusion. We combine arguments about organizational cognition and
Learning dynamics in social dilemmas
  • M. Macy, A. Flache
  • Economics
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 14 May 2002
The Nash equilibrium, the main solution concept in analytical game theory, cannot make precise predictions about the outcome of repeated mixed-motive games. Nor can it tell us much about the dynamics
Learning dynamics in social dilemmas
  • M. Macy, A. Flache
  • Economics
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 14 May 2002
The Nash equilibrium, the main solution concept in analytical game theory, cannot make precise predictions about the outcome of repeated mixed-motive games. Nor can it tell us much about the dynamics
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