Shaping opinions in a social network

Timoteo Carletti, Simone Righi

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Abstract

We hereby propose a model of opinion dynamics where individuals update their beliefs because of interactions in acquaintances' group. The model exhibit a non trivial behavior that we discuss as a function of the main involved parameters. Results are reported on the average number of opinion clusters and the time needed to form such clusters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationARTIFICIAL LIFE AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Wivace 2008
EditorsWorld Scientific
PublisherWorld Scientific
Pages225-234
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • sociophysics; opinion dynamics; agent based model; group interactions

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