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Higher contagion and weaker ties mean anger spreads faster than joy in social media

  title={Higher contagion and weaker ties mean anger spreads faster than joy in social media},
  author={Rui Fan and Ke Xu and Jichang Zhao},
Increasing evidence suggests that, similar to face-to-face communications, human emotions also spread in online social media. However, the mechanisms underlying this emotional contagion, for example, whether different feelings spread in unlikely ways or how the spread of emotions relates to the social network, is rarely investigated. Indeed, because of high costs and spatiotemporal limitations, explorations of this topic are challenging using conventional questionnaires or controlled… 

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