Show simple item record Aragón, Pablo Gómez, Vicenç Kaltenbrunner, Andreas 2018-04-17T08:58:03Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Aragón P, Gómez V, Kaltenbrunner A. Detecting platform effects in online discussions. Policy Internet. 2017;9(4): 420-43. DOI: 10.1002/poi3.158
dc.identifier.issn 1944-2866
dc.description.abstract Online discussions are the essence of many social platforms on the Internet. These platforms are receiving increasing interest because of their potential to become deliberative spaces. Many studies have proposed approaches to measure online deliberation and to evaluate which are the best design principles for deliberative online platforms. However, little research has focused on how deliberation in online platforms is affected by the arrival of events like the emergence of new topics or the modification of platform features. In this article we present a methodology to detect events that affect online deliberation in online discussions. Our results on Menéame, the most popular Spanish social news site, show that a change in how discussions are shown to the user, from a linear to a hierarchical conversation view, significantly enhanced deliberation. In particular we observe that this type of interface induced argumentative structures of online discussion.
dc.description.sponsorship This work is supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competi-tiveness under the Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence Programme (MDM-2015-0502) and the EU project D-CENT (FP7/CAPS 610349).
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Policy & Internet. 2017;9(4): 420-43.
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: "Aragón P, Gómez V, Kaltenbrunner A. Detecting platform effects in online discussions. Policy Internet. 2017;9(4): 420-43", which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
dc.title Detecting platform effects in online discussions
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword Platform effects
dc.subject.keyword Online deliberation
dc.subject.keyword Public spheres
dc.subject.keyword Online discussion
dc.subject.keyword Discussion threads
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/610349
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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