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This paintings addresses the distance within the present collective motion literature uncovered through the hot info and communique applied sciences (ICTs) panorama through bringing jointly qualitative and quantitative stories from computational and social sciences. The e-book deals a rigorous and systematic research of either methodological and theoretical underpinnings and, hence, jointly promotes a symbiotic and synergistic development of the a number of interconnected disciplines in learning on-line collective activities. extra in particular, the ebook is meant to light up a number of primary and strong but theoretically undeveloped and mostly unexplored points of collective motion within the participatory media (e.g., social media). via in-depth exploration of appropriate ideas, theories, methodologies, purposes, and case experiences, the reader will achieve a sophisticated realizing of collective motion with the appearance of the recent iteration of ICTs enabled by way of social media and the net. The built theories might be priceless and entire references for these drawn to analyzing the function of ICTs not just in collective motion but additionally in choice and coverage making, realizing the dynamics of interplay, collaboration, cooperation, verbal exchange, in addition to details circulation and propagation, and social community study for years yet to come. additional, the publication additionally serves as an intensive repository of information units and instruments that may be utilized by researchers resulting in a deeper and extra basic knowing of the dynamics of the group in on-line collective actions.

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Joy and anger (Liu 2010). Though the concepts of emotions and opinions are not equivalent, they have a large intersection. On the other hand, emotion analysis has also been studied in many fields of Affective Computing, a key area of research in computer science. The majority of the emotion analysis fields are hermeneutics, psychology, philosophy, sociology, biology and political science. The 24/7 news sites and blogs facilitate the expression and shaping of opinion or emotion locally and globally (Ahmad 2011).

2011a) study the role of emotions in the life span of online communities. , whether they will dissolve quickly or persist). They cluster posts from blogs, forums, and other social media based on the similarity of their emotional valence, and one of the findings they present is that the length of such clusters can be significantly affected by their emotional properties, compared to a random clustering. Based on those results, they conclude that collective emotional states created and propagated in online communities can be of vital importance for the survival of those communities.

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