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Robert, we are talking about both: emergence of opinion/stand in a network and emergence/distribution of fear in a network.  I am running across more and more client situations where it is important to understand fear in human networks, and how it spreads.

Mark, thanks for the "Experiments in Social Computation" link... looks very interesting!

Valdis

On Oct 3, 2013, at 9:56 AM, nativebuddha wrote:

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I think it's important to emphasize that we are talking about the broader idea of "changing opinion" in a network, rather than the more specific concept of "fear". You might find more supporting literature if you re-frame it this way.

-Robert



On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 5:11 AM, Mark Kibanov <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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Michael Kearns in "Experiments in Social Computation" (Doi:10.1145/2347736.2347753, http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~mkearns/papers/CACM.pdf) showed interesting series of experiments. One of them showed how a well-connected minority changes the opinion of majority (see Figure 7). The minority may even not know they are minority. He personally called it a "republican phenomena" during his keynote.

Hope, it brings you further.

Best regards,
Mark
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Am 03.10.2013 um 04:57 schrieb Valdis Krebs <[log in to unmask]>:

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Looking at the current US government shutdown... it "appears" that a small group of far-right politicians (a minority in their own Republican Party) have sway over the rest of the party (many of whom do not want the shutdown), but out of fear(apparently) all Republicans are supporting/voting the minority view.

Can a smart sociologist explain what is going on?  Have any SNA studies been done on how a small minority(~10%) controls a majority in a bounded network? Any good papers on fear in networks?

Valdis Krebs
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