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Seeking Stable Clusters in the Blogosphere

Nilesh Bansal, Fei Chiang, Nick Koudas, Frank Wm. Tompa
2007 Very Large Data Bases Conference  
The popularity of blogs has been increasing dramatically over the last couple of years. As topics evolve in the blogosphere, keywords align together and form the heart of various stories.  ...  (pair-wise or in conjunction) forming a cluster.  ...  Figure 14 displays performance trends for the BFS algorithm seeking normalized stable clusters.  ... 
dblp:conf/vldb/BansalCKT07 fatcat:nt3garyk3jftdnatr7435jjwwa

Where do bloggers blog? Platform transitions within the historical Dutch blogosphere

Esther Weltevrede, Anne Helmond
2012 First Monday  
Another distinct cluster in the later blogosphere is the Blog.nl cluster.  ...  Figure 9 shows the Dutch marketing cluster, which emerged in 2005 and still a very dominant cluster in the Dutch blogosphere.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v17i2.3775 fatcat:u64gwneufjbxpheniqpntumv5m

Exploring connections of the biblioblogosphere

S. Craig Finlay, Michael Johnson, Vincent Malic, Carolyn Hank, Xiaozhong Liu, Chaoqun Ni, Cassidy R. Sugimoto
2011 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
These findings suggest that individual bloggers are actively shaping the networked, hyper-linked structure of the library blogosphere, while institutional blogs having less overall impact.  ...  Interlinked blogs (20%) tended to cluster according to library type, blog subject or geographical proximity.  ...  This study seeks to identify whether this pattern would be observed in the library blogosphere.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.2011.14504801331 fatcat:bvrfwjrl3fb6zozs5wibmhhx5m

Structure and Discourse: Mapping the Networked Public Sphere in the Arab Region

Robert Faris, John Kelly, Helmi Noman, Dalia Othman
2016 Social Science Research Network  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors gratefully acknowledge the help and support of the many people who contributed to this research. Yochai Benkler  ...  The cluster does not show any political tendency; it appears to be a zone for individuals seeking spiritual solace in religion who have virtually no interests in religious-based political or social activism  ...  in overall activity in the blogosphere.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2744915 fatcat:d7j5hz33xrhelggwdh5raajny4

A Tale of Two Blogospheres

Aaron Shaw, Yochai Benkler
2012 American Behavioral Scientist  
Consistent with this assumption, previous empirical studies of the United States political blogosphere have found evidence that the left and right are relatively symmetric in terms of various forms of  ...  Secondly, our study suggests that the prevailing techniques of domain-based link analysis used to study the political blogosphere to date may have fundamental limitations.  ...  One line of research tries to tie political positions, at the individual level, to fairly stable personal characteristics, such as work by psychologists seeking to anchor political beliefs in their satisfaction  ... 
doi:10.1177/0002764211433793 fatcat:zd6x7qiesfesxdgwmhxmcjkavm

Social Science Research Methods in Internet Time

David A. Karpf
2011 Social Science Research Network  
The paper details these challenges, then proposes that scholars embrace the values of transparency and kludginess in order to answer important research questions in a rapidly-changing communications environment  ...  Many of our most robust research methods are based upon ceteris paribus assumptions that do not hold in the online environment.  ...  cluster.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1929095 fatcat:4nvrc4edtnfxvb5n7azwkv4to4

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS IN INTERNET TIME

David Karpf
2012 Information, Communication & Society  
The paper details these challenges, then proposes that scholars embrace the values of transparency and kludginess in order to answer important research questions in a rapidly-changing communications environment  ...  Many of our most robust research methods are based upon ceteris paribus assumptions that do not hold in the online environment.  ...  cluster.  ... 
doi:10.1080/1369118x.2012.665468 fatcat:r2kaxnprxrakje2x6xwvd2mdpi

A Network Analysis of Greek Tech Blogs: A Lonely Road

Vasiliki Vrana, Dimitrios Kydros, Anastasios-Ioannis Theocharidis
2014 Social Networking  
The resulting network is analyzed using centrality and topological measurements and results are discussed in the social network analysis context.  ...  In this vein, the paper records Greek "tech" blogs and their incoming links reported through their blogrolls.  ...  However, in the network of "tech" blogs, a large number of isolated nodes exist showing immaturity in this specific blogosphere.  ... 
doi:10.4236/sn.2014.31001 fatcat:e7hnk7ih5jb7jicipm4dpxihne

Online Collective Action and the Role of Social Media in Mobilizing Opinions: A Case Study on Women's Right-to-Drive Campaigns in Saudi Arabia [chapter]

Nitin Agarwal, Merlyna Lim, Rolf T. Wigand
2012 Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance  
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.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was funded in part by the National Science Foundation's Social-Computational Systems (SoCS) and Human Centered Computing (HCC) programs (Award Numbers: IIS-1110868 and IIS  ...  From Fig. 7 .9 we also learn that in the 2008 Al-Huwaider campaign, issues are propagated mostly in the blogosphere and international news portals.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-1448-3_7 fatcat:uqmgwgbd25aqtdy3rtu34w2q7a

Meme-tracking and the dynamics of the news cycle

Jure Leskovec, Lars Backstrom, Jon Kleinberg
2009 Proceedings of the 15th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining - KDD '09  
In particular, we observe a typical lag of 2.5 hours between the peaks of attention to a phrase in the news media and in blogs respectively, with divergent behavior around the overall peak and a "heartbeat  ...  "-like pattern in the handoff between news and blogs.  ...  This research was supported in part by the MacArthur Foundation, a Google Research Grant, a Yahoo! Research Alliance Grant, and NSF grants CCF-0325453, CNS-0403340, BCS-0537606, and IIS-0705774.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1557019.1557077 dblp:conf/kdd/LeskovecBK09 fatcat:3jfs5zdtlra5xdhswd4lws7jp4

Overlapping stochastic block models with application to the French political blogosphere

Pierre Latouche, Etienne Birmelé, Christophe Ambroise
2011 Annals of Applied Statistics  
Complex systems in nature and in society are often represented as networks, describing the rich set of interactions between objects of interest.  ...  Using toy data sets as well as the French Political Blogosphere network and the transcriptional network of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we compare our work with other approaches.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank C. Matias for her helpful remarks and suggestions for the proof on model identifiability.  ... 
doi:10.1214/10-aoas382 fatcat:qop7ihcxavctrmuzugna5hlsoe

#Iranvotes: Political Discourse on Iranian Twitter During the 2016 Parliamentary Elections

James Marchant, Amin Sabeti, Kyle Bowen, John Kelly, Rebekah Heacock Jones
2016 Social Science Research Network  
Acknowledgements The authors gratefully acknowledge the support and help of the many people who contributed to this research.  ...  Conservative journalist Abbas Hosseinejad tweeted in exasperation on election night: "I seek refuge in God at the initial reports!"  ...  The location of nodes on the map is based on follow relationships and reflects longer term stable relationships.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2799271 fatcat:q4lhoodwsvdmzevobtslgxpni4

'Sharing is Caring': Copyright Metaphors and Online Sharing Norms

Kristina Chelberg
2021 Law, Technology and Humans  
Visualisation of these patterns of public information seeking for metaphors of copyright and sharing demonstrates shifting conceptions of copyright in contemporary digital cultures.  ...  Copyright is under contest in Australia amid growing digital cultures of sharing.  ...  Tranter, Queensland University of Technology, in the development of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.5204/lthj.1271 fatcat:7gymmjlxtngpxfbobabrxdb2ua

Peer Promotions as a Method to Identify Quality Content

Bjorn Levi Gunnarsson, Richard Alterman
2014 Journal of Learning Analytics  
This article explores the feasibility of using student promotions of content, in a blogosphere, to identify quality content, and implications for students and instructors.  ...  We explore the benefits of knowing which students are good and poor predictors of quality content, and what instructors can do with this information in terms of feedback and guidance.  ...  Student Promotions in the Blogosphere While browsing in the blogosphere, students could promote posts by assigning them merit badges and likes.  ... 
doi:10.18608/jla.2014.12.7 fatcat:xajkddu5drdevfq46euki26k5u

Blog Community Discovery and Evolution Based on Mutual Awareness Expansion

Yu-Ru Lin, Hari Sundaram, Yun Chi, Junichi Tatemura, Belle L. Tseng
2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'07)  
Each community is represented as a vector in the interaction space and its evolution is determined by a novel interaction correlation method.  ...  We propose to discover and model the temporal dynamics of thematic communities based on mutual awareness, where the awareness arises due to observable blogger actions and the expansion of mutual awareness  ...  In this paper we develop a computational approach to discover and model the temporal dynamics of thematic communities in the Blogosphere. Our Approach.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wi.2007.71 dblp:conf/webi/LinSCTT07 fatcat:o3lehfkpa5c2fioph4p3zcxs5i
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