Uncovering the Social Dynamics of Online Elections

@article{Lee2012UncoveringTS,
  title={Uncovering the Social Dynamics of Online Elections},
  author={John Boaz Lee and Gerard Cabunducan and Francis George Cabarle and Raphael Castillo and Jasmine A. Malinao},
  journal={J. UCS},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={487-505}
}
Past work analysing elections in online domains has largely ignored the underlying social networks present in such environments. Here, the Wikipedia Request for Adminship (RfA) process is studied within the context of a social network and several factors influencing different stages of the voting process are pinpointed. Machine-learning problems were formulated to test the identified factors. The different facets explored are: election participation, decision making in elections, and election… CONTINUE READING

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