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Detecting Emotional Contagion in Massive Social Networks

Detecting Emotional Contagion in Massive Social Networks | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it

Happiness and other emotions spread between people in direct contact, but it is unclear whether massive online social networks also contribute to this spread. Here, we elaborate a novel method for measuring the contagion of emotional expression. With data from millions of Facebook users, we show that rainfall directly influences the emotional content of their status messages, and it also affects the status messages of friends in other cities who are not experiencing rainfall. For every one person affected directly, rainfall alters the emotional expression of about one to two other people, suggesting that online social networks may magnify the intensity of global emotional synchrony.

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Quantifying Success · ECCS'13

Quantifying Success · ECCS'13 | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it

Outliers are everywhere. Think about google on the web, a highly cited paper in scientific enterprise, most influential inventions/patents, the popularity of a hashtag in twitter, the “gangnam style” video on youtube, most productive workers in an organization. All these are examples of success. What makes high-achievers different? How did they get there? What are the quantitative patterns behind these outliers? How does social dynamics drive success? When success is attributed collectively, as in the case of highly cited papers, what is the role of the network? Is success “contagious”?

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