Valence-based homophily on Twitter: Network Analysis of Emotions and Political Talk in the 2012 Presidential Election

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This study integrates network and content analyses to examine valence-based homophily on Twitter or the tendency for individuals to interact with those expressing similar valence. During the 2012 federal election cycle, we collected Twitter conversations about 10 controversial political topics and mapped their network ties. Using network analysis, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1461444814555096

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@article{Himelboim2016ValencebasedHO, title={Valence-based homophily on Twitter: Network Analysis of Emotions and Political Talk in the 2012 Presidential Election}, author={Itai Himelboim and Kaye D. Sweetser and Spencer F. Tinkham and Kristen Cameron and Matthew Danelo and Kate West}, journal={New Media & Society}, year={2016}, volume={18}, pages={1382-1400} }