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Social media affects public opinion

  1. Mar 11, 2014 #1

    Greg Bernhardt

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    How Twitter shapes public opinion
    http://phys.org/news/2014-03-twitter-opinion.html

    This is a big problem with misinformation especially in politics and sciences. People with agendas and money can be damaging.
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2014 #2

    mfb

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    [irony]How unexpected[/irony]

    There are so many public opinions with two (or even more) stable sides, not limited to minority views*. How does the model explain those? It is not explained in the article.


    *if the limit is 50% as in votes, there can be just a single non-minority view, but then the statement "there won't be more than one majority view" is pointless.
     
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