Exploration of the Emotion for Daily Conversation on Facebook

페이스북 일상담화의 감정 탐색

  • 황유선 (중부대학교 신문방송학과)
  • Received : 2015.11.17
  • Accepted : 2015.12.23
  • Published : 2016.02.28


The purpose of this study is to explore the emotions of Facebook. Various types of emotions are being exchanged on Facebook. The emotional reactions make the Facebook different from previous electronic bulletin board. According to previous researches, computer-mediated communication can deliver visual symbols and non-verbal cues to enhance the abundance of meanings. Data were collected from 205 Facebook users and the number of users' posts were total 10308. The contents analysis was conducted to explore emotions of the 10308 Facebook posts. The results showed that the most frequent emotion was pleasure. The emotional distributions were different according to the contents types; text, video, photo, and link. For the text content type, emotion of curiosity was apparent and for the photo content type, emotion of love was more frequent than others, and for the video content type, emotion of surprise was salient. The results of the analysis for the shared contents also revealed that pleasure and hope were more frequent emotions than other emotions.




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