An Agent-Based Model of Collective Emotions in Online Communities

  title={An Agent-Based Model of Collective Emotions in Online Communities},
  author={Frank Schweitzer and David Garc{\'i}a},
We develop a agent-based framework to model the emergence of collective emotions, which is applied to online communities. Agents individual emotions are described by their valence and arousal. Using the concept of Brownian agents, these variables change according to a stochastic dynamics, which also considers the feedback from online communication. Agents generate emotional information, which is stored and distributed in a field modeling the online medium. This field affects the emotional… CONTINUE READING
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