AI & SOCIETY

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 84–92 | Cite as

The dynamism of 2channel

  • Naohiro Matsumura
  • Asako Miura
  • Yasufumi Shibanai
  • Yukio Ohsawa
  • Toyoaki Nishida
Applications in Online Communities

Abstract

“2channel” is the most popular online-community site in Japan, where millions of people are discussing or chitchatting about various topics. The communication in 2channel shows dynamic social phenomena such as positive/negative communication, polarization of opinions, slander called flaming, etc. In this paper, we assume the existence of underlying prevailing structures that motivate people’s participation. The structural equation model of 2channel, which is obtained on the basis of observed collective actions about people’s thought, emotions and motivations, shows the uniformity and regularities in complex human communication in 2channel.

Keywords

2channel Dynamism SEM Structural equation model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naohiro Matsumura
    • 1
  • Asako Miura
    • 2
  • Yasufumi Shibanai
    • 3
  • Yukio Ohsawa
    • 4
  • Toyoaki Nishida
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Human ScienceOsaka UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Department of Social SciencesDoshisha UniversityJapan
  4. 4.Graduate School of Business SciencesUniversity of TsukubaJapan

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