The majority rule is applied to a topology that consists of two coupled random networks, thereby mimicking the modular structure observed in social networks. We calculate analytically the asymptotic behaviour of the model and derive a phase diagram that depends on the frequency of random opinion flips and on the inter-connectivity between the two communities. It is shown that three regimes may take place: a disordered regime, where no collective phenomena takes place; a symmetric regime, where the nodes in both communities reach the same average opinion; and an asymmetric regime, where the nodes in each community reach an opposite average opinion. The transition from the asymmetric regime to the symmetric regime is shown to be discontinuous.
|journal||Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment|
|Numéro de publication||8|
|Etat de la publication||Publié - 1 août 2007|