Moody news: The impact of collective emotion ratings on online news consumers’ attitudes, memory, and behavioral intentions

Jessica Myrick, Bartosz W. Wojdynski

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Abstract

Indicators of collective user behavior and opinion are increasingly common features of online news stories and may include information about how the story made users feel. An experiment (N = 298) examined the effects of the presence and valence of a “mood meter” posted alongside an online human-interest story on memory for, attitude toward, emotional response to, and intentions to share the story. The presence of a mood meter led to lower recall of story content, more negative attitudes toward the story, and less positive emotional responses. The results suggest that participating in a mood meter may attenuate positive responses to human-interest stories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2576-2594
Number of pages19
JournalNew Media and Society
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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In: New Media and Society, Vol. 18, No. 11, 01.12.2016, p. 2576-2594.

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