Of joy and gender: Emotional expression in online social networks

Funda Kivran-Swaine*, Sam Brody, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Mor Naaman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this study, we analyzed the language use on Twitter personal exchanges as well as properties of the users' networks, to study the influence of gender composition on expressions of positive emotions while controlling for the strength of connection between the conversing users. Our findings show that compared to men, women express positive emotions more, especially when interacting with other women. Our findings help the understanding of gender-driven communication patterns in social media, and offer insights for the study of emotion and language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion
Pages139-142
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, CSCW'12 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Feb 11 2012Feb 15 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

OtherACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, CSCW'12
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period2/11/122/15/12

Keywords

  • communication
  • emotion
  • linguistics
  • social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Kivran-Swaine, F., Brody, S., Diakopoulos, N., & Naaman, M. (2012). Of joy and gender: Emotional expression in online social networks. In CSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion (pp. 139-142). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW). https://doi.org/10.1145/2141512.2141562