“Sectarian blogosphere” model that reply the behaviour of present political social networks

maig 9, 2013 in General, Investigación, innovación y desarrollo de nuevas ideas

This is a network model, programed for NetLogo, that can be used to make experiments that reply the behaviour of present political social networks. These networks are highly divided (Adamic et Glance, 2005, Guadian 2011), but there are several exceptions and details, the blogosphere is less sectarian and divided than social networks (twitter, Facebook) (Ugarte, 2010), and in the more complex political systems the social networks of politic activists are less divided. The model can explain these different behaviours with variables that are initially very similar. Finally, the learning option in the experiment could give us insight of why original social agents without sectarist behaviour could become sectarians.

The model can explain too why there are heterodoxian nodes in the political social networks, nodes that in spite of general behaviour, have links with other party nodes and why there exists some “heterodoxian” and exceptional behaviour in the most sectarian and endogamic social networks.

Get the code and model functions