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Opinions, conflicts, and consensus: modeling social dynamics in a collaborative environment.
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PMID:  23473207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Information-communication technology promotes collaborative environments like Wikipedia where, however, controversy and conflicts can appear. To describe the rise, persistence, and resolution of such conflicts, we devise an extended opinion dynamics model where agents with different opinions perform a single task to make a consensual product. As a function of the convergence parameter describing the influence of the product on the agents, the model shows spontaneous symmetry breaking of the final consensus opinion represented by the medium. In the case when agents are replaced with new ones at a certain rate, a transition from mainly consensus to a perpetual conflict occurs, which is in qualitative agreement with the scenarios observed in Wikipedia.
János Török; Gerardo Iñiguez; Taha Yasseri; Maxi San Miguel; Kimmo Kaski; János Kertész
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-02-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  110     ISSN:  1079-7114     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  088701     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Hungary.
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