Dynamic Debates: An Analysis of Group Polarization Over Time on Twitter

@article{Yardi2010DynamicDA,
  title={Dynamic Debates: An Analysis of Group Polarization Over Time on Twitter},
  author={Sarita Yardi and Danah Boyd},
  journal={Bulletin of Science, Technology \& Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={316 - 327}
}
  • S. Yardi, D. Boyd
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
The principle of homophily says that people associate with other groups of people who are mostly like themselves. Many online communities are structured around groups of socially similar individuals. On Twitter, however, people are exposed to multiple, diverse points of view through the public timeline. The authors captured 30,000 tweets about the shooting of George Tiller, a late-term abortion doctor, and the subsequent conversations among pro-life and pro-choice advocates. They found that… Expand

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