Coalition government debate

Graph of the relations between threads discussing the opportunity to enter a coalition government after the Italian General election in 2013 on the Forum of the Five Star Movement.

Nodes are color-coded according to the opinion on the M5S entering a coalition government formulated in the post opening the discussion thread: in favor, against and somehow neutral. The width of the edges (links) is proportional to the number of users active in discussion threads belonging to both endpoint discussions. A darker edge color indicates that the number of users commenting both endpoint discussion threads is higher than predicted by modelling the number of users active in both discussions and the time difference between the first posts of the two endpoint threads.

Hint: Scroll to zoom in or out. Drag a node to recentre the graph. Double-click a node to open the discussion thread on the Forum website.

Source: Forum of the Five Star Movement (data collected by the author)