Opinions, Conflicts and Consensus: Modeling Social Dynamics in a Collaborative Environment

@article{Trk2013OpinionsCA,
  title={Opinions, Conflicts and Consensus: Modeling Social Dynamics in a Collaborative Environment},
  author={J{\'a}nos T{\"o}r{\"o}k and Gerardo I{\~n}iguez and Taha Yasseri and Maxi San Miguel and Kimmo K. Kaski and J{\'a}nos Kert{\'e}sz},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 8},
  pages={
          088701
        }
}
Information-communication technology promotes collaborative environments like Wikipedia where, however, controversy and conflicts can appear. To describe the rise, persistence, and resolution of such conflicts, we devise an extended opinion dynamics model where agents with different opinions perform a single task to make a consensual product. As a function of the convergence parameter describing the influence of the product on the agents, the model shows spontaneous symmetry breaking of the… 
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