Tag Agent-Based Modeling

Blast from the Past No. 2: Twittering Dissent

For a second trip to the back catalogue have a look at Twittering Dissent: Social Web Data Streams as Basis for Agent Based Models of Opinion Dynamics. A paper that Pascal Jürgens presented in Vienna, Austria in early 2009.

For the gist of the paper have a look at the presentation:

In this paper we build on the work we presented in Modeling Small-Group Interaction on Pervasive Digital Channels: New Influence on Public Opinion’. In contrast to the earlier work in this paper we focused on the potential agent-based modeling holds for the social sciences in general.

Pascal Jürgens and Andreas Jungherr (2009) ‘Twittering Dissent: Social Web Data Streams as Basis for Agent Based Models of Opinion Dynamics’, in: Martin Welker, Holger Geißler, Lars Kaczmirek, Olaf Wenzel (eds.), 11th General Online Research Conference, GOR 09: Proceedings, Vienna, p. 81.

Blast from the Past No. 1: Modeling Small-Group Interaction on Pervasive Digital Channels

The quiet days at the end of any semester are great for side projects. So for this semester I decided to go through my back catalogue of presentations and publications and make some of them available on this site. Today I’ll start with a poster from 2008 which Pascal Jürgens and I presented at the International Workshop on Challenges and Visions in the Social Sciences in Zurich, Switzerland.

Modeling Small Group Interaction on Pervasive Digital Channels

Modeling Small Group Interaction on Pervasive Digital Channels

In this poster we used the big Lacy/Zuckerberg dustup at the SXSW 2008 to gain some deeper understanding in the dynamics of communication via Twitter. To this end agent based modeling proved to be a very promising research tool.

The Lacy/Zuckerberg session gave a first glimpse on the negative effects of a communication backchannel running wild. Since then other incidents proved the relevance of more research into that phenomenon.

For a closer look at our poster check out the pdf on the publication page for Modeling Small-Group Interaction on Pervasive Digital Channels on this blog.

Modeling Small-Group Interaction on Pervasive Digital Channels: New Influence on Public Opinion

Andreas Jungherr and Pascal Jürgens (2008) ‘Modeling Small-Group Interaction on Pervasive Digital Channels: New Influence on Public Opinion’. Poster presented at the International Workshop on Challenges and Visions in the Social Sciences. Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation, ETH Zurich, Switzerland on 18-23 August.

Modeling Small Group Interaction on Pervasive Digital Channels

Modeling Small Group Interaction on Pervasive Digital Channels

In the summer of 2008 Pascal Jürgens and I presented a poster at the International Workshop on Challenges and Visions in the Social Sciences organized by Dirk Helbing, Lars-Erik Cederman, Andreas Diekmann, Frank Schweitzer and Didier Sornette. In the poster we used agent based modeling to gain some understanding into the dynamics of communication on Twitter.

In the spring of 2009 we revisited this topic in a paper which Pascal Jürgens presented at the 11th General Online Research Conference, GOR 09 in Vienna, Austria.

For a higher resolution of the poster have a look at this pdf:

Andreas Jungherr and Pascal Jürgens (2008) ‘Modeling Small-Group Interaction on Pervasive Digital Channels: New Influence on Public Opinion’.