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Identifying the influential bloggers in a community

Nitin Agarwal, Huan Liu, Lei Tang, Philip S. Yu
2008 Proceedings of the international conference on Web search and web data mining - WSDM '08  
Inspired by the high impact of the influentials in a physical community, we study a novel problem of identifying influential bloggers at a blog site. Active bloggers are not necessarily influential.  ...  In this paper, we discuss the challenges of identifying influential bloggers, investigate what constitutes influential bloggers, present a preliminary model attempting to quantify an influential blogger  ...  Influential bloggers of a site have impact on the fellow bloggers as in a physical community.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1341531.1341559 dblp:conf/wsdm/AgarwalLTY08 fatcat:wqiiog3gqffjno6ywgf6j4wmuy

Identifying the Influential Bloggers: A modular approach based on Sentiment Analysis

Umer Ishfaq, Hikmat Ullah Khan, Khalid Iqbal
2017 Journal of Web Engineering  
The bloggers who influence other users in a blogging community are known as the influential bloggers.  ...  The integration of activity and recognition modules identifies the active as well as influential bloggers.  ...  Therefore, each module plays a significant role in identifying the top influential bloggers.  ... 
dblp:journals/jwe/IshfaqKI17 fatcat:j3dfkpdbmbhwro5j6k2l4xfgcu

Convergence of Influential Bloggers for Topic Discovery in the Blogosphere [chapter]

Shamanth Kumar, Reza Zafarani, Mohammad Ali Abbasi, Geoffrey Barbier, Huan Liu
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The proposed approach is based on analyzing the activity of influential bloggers to determine specific points in time when there is a convergence amongst the influential bloggers in terms of their topic  ...  The tool BlogTrackers, is used to identify influential bloggers and the Normalized Google Distance is used to define the similarity amongst the topics of discussion of influential bloggers.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported in part by the Office of Naval Research under the grant NR N00014-09-1-0165.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12079-4_51 fatcat:7ci6nhr5uvbl5exwgtjo4v2awi

Identifying Influential Bloggers: Time Does Matter

Leonidas Akritidis, Dimitrios Katsaros, Panayiotis Bozanis
2009 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology  
Therefore, a significant issue is how to identify such influential bloggers.  ...  These methods are evaluated against the state-of-the-art influential blogger identification method utilizing data collected from a real-world community blog site.  ...  The specific problem of identifying the influential bloggers in a blog site draws analogies from the problems of identifying influential blog sites and identifying authoritative Web pages (Web ranking)  ... 
doi:10.1109/wi-iat.2009.18 dblp:conf/webi/AkritidisKB09 fatcat:nbtcuziyordztkz52aaywmdebi

Identifying Influential Bloggers: Time Does Matter [article]

Leonidas Akritidis, Dimitrios Katsaros, Panayiotis Bozanis
2009 arXiv   pre-print
Therefore, a significant issue is how to identify such influential bloggers.  ...  These methods are evaluated against the state-of-the-art influential blogger identification method utilizing data collected from a real-world community blog site.  ...  The specific problem of identifying the influential bloggers in a blog site draws analogies from the problems of identifying influential blog sites and identifying authoritative Web pages (Web ranking)  ... 
arXiv:0905.2416v1 fatcat:kbbeqnhrpbeq5geg3fapcn7sdq

PIB: Profiling Influential Blogger in Online Social Networks, A Knowledge Driven Data Mining Approach

G.U. Vasanthakumar, Bagul Prajakta, P. Deepa Shenoy, K.R. Venugopal, L.M. Patnaik
2015 Procedia Computer Science  
After constructing a social blogging site, a SBN is analyzed with appropriate parameters to get the Influential Blog Power (IBP) of each blogger in the network and demonstrate that profiling IB is adequate  ...  This work proposes a novel method of profiling Influential Blogger (IB) based on the activities performed on one's blog documents who influences various other bloggers in Social Blog Network (SBN).  ...  ., 9 proposed UserRank and PageRank method for identifying influential users in an online healthcare community.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.06.042 fatcat:pg6zhv7i6fcypcyymhchfoat5q

Exploring the role of sentiments in identification of active and influential bloggers

Mohammad Alghobiri, Umer Ishfaq, Hikmat Khan, Tahir Malik
2016 International Journal of Business & Technology  
In this work, first find the sentiment of blog posts, then we find the active and influential bloggers.  ...  Finding the top bloggers has been a major research problem in the research domain of the social web and big data.  ...  Research presented in [2] proposed a model which identifies the influential bloggers on the basis of information they produce rather than their popularity within the social community.  ... 
doi:10.33107/ijbte.2016.4.2.06 fatcat:msd4zo5s4nhl5jb7vam6utikge

MIIB: A Metric to Identify Top Influential Bloggers in a Community

Hikmat Ullah Khan, Ali Daud, Tahir Afzal Malik, Peter Csermely
2015 PLoS ONE  
Therefore, identifying the most influential bloggers has become very significant as this can help us in the fields of commerce, advertisement and product knowledge searching.  ...  Productivity refers to bloggers' blogging activity and popularity measures bloggers' influence in the blogging community.  ...  and the obtained results confirm that the proposed methods identify the influential bloggers in a more effective manner.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138359 pmid:26414063 pmcid:PMC4587377 fatcat:654dllxpobefnpcux6yaac4g4i

Discovering influencers for marketing in the blogosphere

Yung-Ming Li, Cheng-Yang Lai, Ching-Wen Chen
2011 Information Sciences  
In this paper, we develop an MIV (marketing influential value) model to evaluate the influential strength and identify the influential bloggers in the blogosphere.  ...  The weblogs indeed provide a more open communication channel for people to read, commentate on, cite, socialize in, and even reach out beyond their social networks, make new connections, and form communities  ...  and in identifying potential and influential authors in the blogosphere.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ins.2011.07.023 fatcat:chhwpkmycbauhp4fcjwnz63fei

MASS: a multi-facet domain-specific influential blogger mining system

Yichuan Cai, Yi Chen
2010 2010 IEEE 26th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2010)  
In particular, influential bloggers can bring great business values to modern enterprise.  ...  In this paper, we propose an effective model to mine the top-k influential bloggers according to their interest domains, the impact and attitude of the comments to their posts, as well as their authority  ...  Recently the topic of identifying top-k influential bloggers begins to attract more and more interests in research community [1] , [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/icde.2010.5447798 dblp:conf/icde/CaiC10 fatcat:s5ntgm5ssjcmbiywcqxscya7uy

Bloggers' Community Characteristics and Influence within Greek Political Blogosphere

Kostas Zafiropoulos, Vasiliki Vrana, Dimitrios Vagianos
2012 Future Internet  
Other blogs form clouds around them in the sense that they link the core blogs. A case study records Greek political blogs and their incoming links reported through their blogrolls.  ...  The findings suggest that there are many kinds of central blogs, influential and non-influential, and high influence does not always involve high hyperlinking.  ...  A question that arises is how do we measure influence? Previews studies have taken different approaches in order to identify influential bloggers.  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi4020396 fatcat:bycx5kjbhjdkfck4277qfwgrye

Finding her master's voice: the power of collective action among female muslim bloggers

Nitin Agarwal, Merlyna Lim, Rolf T. Wigand
2011 European Conference on Information Systems  
This paper contributes a methodology to study the diffusion of issues in social networks and examines roles of influential community members.  ...  Despite the exponential growth of bloggers in Muslim countries, there is a lack of empirical study of cyber-collective actions in these countries.  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies.  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/AgarwalLW11 fatcat:vkky65qsrjfg7emfwaq5mbggnm

Identifying bloggers with marketing influence in the blogosphere

Yung-Ming Li, Cheng-Yang Lai, Ching-Wen Chen
2009 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Electronic Commerce - ICEC '09  
In this paper, we address a novel problem of finding influential bloggers with marketing value in the blogosphere by proposing a MIV (Marketing Influential Value) model.  ...  Finding influential bloggers will not only allow us to better understand interesting activities happening in a social network, but also present unique opportunities for sales and advertisements.  ...  [3] presents a well-defined preliminary influence model to identify influential bloggers and paves the way for building a robust model that allows for finding various types of the influentials.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1593254.1593307 dblp:conf/ACMicec/LiLC09 fatcat:mbbml7nahjalllijbl3w6mimiq

New influentials: An exploratory study on blogs

Maria Carolina Zanette, Eliane Pereira Zamith Brito, Marcelo Coutinho
2013 Journal of Direct Data and Digital Marketing Practice  
In selecting the cases to study, they considered the diversity of the narratives and the existence of communication related to products in the blog.  ...  Influentials are individuals whose opinions and behaviours affect other people's choices, and online influentials include bloggers.  ...  ) for a reference. 19 Influentials are individuals who have access to more information than the rest of a community, either because they are in touch with diverse social groups, nurturing more weak ties  ... 
doi:10.1057/dddmp.2013.45 fatcat:ejpbthwtgfhpjnmqnwmktvn5re

The impact of the cessation of blogs within the UK police blogosphere

Sarah Pedersen, Simon Burnett, Robert Smith, Andy Grinnall
2014 New technology, work and employment  
The research identifies a small group of influential bloggers within the wider group and investigates their influence on their fellow police bloggers and, in particular, what happened when these bloggers  ...  locating and visualising networks) to identify influential bloggers within the police blogosphere.  ...  Analytical Template An analytical template was developed from themes that emerged from the relevant literature (mostly in relation to motivations for starting blogs) and using coding categories derived  ... 
doi:10.1111/ntwe.12028 fatcat:hzt63er2bjedvajasubtiha7my
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