Assessment of an optimistic bias in social media messages

Suzana Bašić, Benthe S. Spijkers, J.W. Ouwerkerk, I.E. Vermeulen, G.M. van Koningsbruggen, A.S. Fokkens

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Abstract

Consistent with psychological theory and research, in the present study we demonstrate that people display a generic optimistic bias by showing more positive sentiment in social media messages about the future rather than the past. In addition, we outline a method for evaluating the validity of the commercial monitoring tool used for the automated sentiment analysis, thereby assessing the usefulness of such a tool in web-based research into human behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Web science
Subtitle of host publicationMain Conference Poster Session
EditorsIvar Vermeulen
Pages33-34
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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