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Exploring the community structure of newsgroups

Christian Borgs, Jennifer Chayes, Mohammad Mahdian, Amin Saberi
2004 Proceedings of the 2004 ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining - KDD '04  
We propose to use the community structure of Usenet for organizing and retrieving the information stored in newsgroups.  ...  We also present a spectral algorithm which clusters newsgroups based on the cross-post matrix. The result of our clustering provides a topical classification of newsgroups.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank the Collaborative and Multimedia Systems Group in Microsoft Research, especially Marc Smith, for posing some of the questions addressed here and providing us with  ... 
doi:10.1145/1014052.1016914 dblp:conf/kdd/BorgsCMS04 fatcat:yybup45jsvgkbmeib5mhkvsi6y

Medical Informatics on the Internet: Creating the sci.med.informatics Newsgroup

A. M. Zakaria, D. F. Sittig
1995 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
Over 12,500 newsgroups exist, with new ones created daily. Topics are arranged in a hierarchy, with a I'." delineating levels in the hierarchy in the newsgroup names.  ...  Medical topics are represented in the med branch of the sci area, with 16 newsgroups at present (Table 1) .  ... 
doi:10.1136/jamia.1995.96010390 pmid:7583645 pmcid:PMC116259 fatcat:feisa25lmbhozdcfnjnailsb5y

Towards a Usenet-Like Discussion System for Users of Disconnected MANETs

Julien Haillot, Frederic Guidec
2008 22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications - Workshops (aina workshops 2008)  
We also describe our project of using this protocol to implement a peer-to-peer, Usenet-inspired discussion system.  ...  and maintained in such environments.  ...  of the topics covered in this newsgroup.  ... 
doi:10.1109/waina.2008.71 dblp:conf/aina/HaillotG08a fatcat:yugl7lpxrbbmnmw5yfxn6zvsqi

Internet resources for mass spectrometry

Kermit K. Murray
1999 Journal of Mass Spectrometry  
Usenet newsgroups and electronic mailing lists of interest to mass spectrometrists are listed and discussed.  ...  The growth of the worldwide collection of computer networks known as the Internet has led to a rapid increase in the quantity and variety of information available to scientists in mass spectrometry.  ...  In general, e-mail discussion lists are well suited to small groups of users and specialized topics and Usenet newsgroups are suited for general topics and more users.  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1096-9888(199901)34:1<1::aid-jms777>3.0.co;2-p fatcat:m2ettvd37bfhfbwsjazxtlynlm

Internet resources for mass spectrometry

Kermit K. Murray
1999 Journal of Mass Spectrometry  
Usenet newsgroups and electronic mailing lists of interest to mass spectrometrists are listed and discussed.  ...  The growth of the worldwide collection of computer networks known as the Internet has led to a rapid increase in the quantity and variety of information available to scientists in mass spectrometry.  ...  In general, e-mail discussion lists are well suited to small groups of users and specialized topics and Usenet newsgroups are suited for general topics and more users.  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1096-9888(199901)34:1<1::aid-jms777>3.3.co;2-g fatcat:novd2e2gzzdfvh6bmtjrdscyju

Assessing differential usage of usenet social accounting meta-data

A.J. Bernheim Brush, Xiaoqing Wang, Tammara Combs Turner, Marc A. Smith
2005 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '05  
technical newsgroups in Usenet.  ...  In contrast, users that visited less frequently focused more on information related to newsgroups and viewing newsgroup metrics.  ...  A special thanks to our survey respondents and the members of the Microsoft Research Community Technologies Group, in particular, Paul Johns, Steven Mozel, Dany Rouhana and Danyel Fisher.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1054972.1055097 dblp:conf/chi/BrushWTS05 fatcat:uhof6wterzfedisterfrz5zm74

PHOAKS: a system for sharing recommendations

Loren Terveen, Will Hill, Brian Amento, David McDonald, Josh Creter
1997 Communications of the ACM  
PHOAKS differs from other recommender systems in that it is based on the principles of role specialization and reuse.  ...  Using a collaborative filtering approach, it sifts through Usenet news messages and automatically identifies, keeps track of and redeploys recommendations of Web resources.  ...  To try to answer this question, we analyzed the intersection between resources recommended on Usenet (that were not in FAQ messages) and resources in newsgroup FAQs.  ... 
doi:10.1145/245108.245122 fatcat:wsytijfhybalhi6xr2sixhfrsy

Visualization components for persistent conversations

Marc A. Smith, Andrew T. Fiore
2001 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '01  
Based on the data generated by the Netscan data-mining project [9], we have developed a set of tools for illustrating the structure of discussion threads like those found in Usenet newsgroups and the patterns  ...  We describe the benefits and challenges of integrating these tools into a multi-faceted dashboard for navigating and reading discussions in social cyberspaces like Usenet and related interaction media.  ...  Every message that a user contributes to the Usenet system must be directed to one or more newsgroups, which are repositories for discussions on particular topics.  ... 
doi:10.1145/365024.365073 dblp:conf/chi/SmithF01 fatcat:ecujtr6ckrhmdoan5lgq3hwwne

Electronic communications and the new biology

Alan Bleasby, Paul Griffiths, Robert Harper, David Hines, Kenton Hoover, David Kristofferson, Steve Marshall, Niall O'Reilly, Mats Sundvall
1992 Nucleic Acids Research  
If there is, ask them to show you how to participate in the 'bionet' USENET newsgroups.  ...  I List of BIOSCI Newsgroups (for a list of USENET newsgroup names, please contact biosci@genbank.bio.net) Newsgroup for genetic linkage analysis Messages to and from the Genome ** Note that newsgroups  ... 
doi:10.1093/nar/20.16.4127 pmid:1508706 pmcid:PMC334115 fatcat:xxljh3oio5cwle4ggmg2dw7pmi

Discussion catalysts in online political discussions: Content importers and conversation starters

Itai Himelboim, Eric Gleave, Marc Smith
2009 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication  
A 6-month analysis of almost 40,000 authors in 20 political Usenet newsgroups identified authors who received a disproportionate number of replies. We labeled these authors "discussion catalysts."  ...  This study addresses 3 research questions in the context of online political discussions: What is the distribution of successful topic starting practices, what characterizes the content of large thread-starting  ...  Usenet is an interesting contrast developed in the early 1980s as a mechanism for exchanging threaded discussion content in a 'peer-to-peer' model.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.2009.01470.x fatcat:unhftnh4l5hgbd76igsgvvbyka

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2018 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication  
A 6-month analysis of almost 40,000 authors in 20 political Usenet newsgroups identified authors who received a disproportionate number of replies. We labeled these authors "discussion catalysts."  ...  This study addresses 3 research questions in the context of online political discussions: What is the distribution of successful topic starting practices, what characterizes the content of large thread-starting  ...  Usenet is an interesting contrast developed in the early 1980s as a mechanism for exchanging threaded discussion content in a 'peer-to-peer' model.  ... 
doi:10.1111/jcmc.2009.14.issue-4 fatcat:3y4obiemprcotlvmuh2intdhga

Reply distribution in online discussions:A comparative network analysis of political and health newsgroups

Itai Himelboim
2008 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication  
Raban (2007) found a power-law distribution of replies in Usenet newsgroups.  ...  The number of potential topics is countless, and participants can find Usenet groups for almost any topic they can imagine.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.2008.01435.x fatcat:ijxuyqosqbacpon74rma6auec4

You Are Who You Talk To: Detecting Roles in Usenet Newsgroups

D. Fisher, M. Smith, H.T. Welser
2006 Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06)  
We present a method of applying social network analysis to support the task of characterizing authors in Usenet newsgroups.  ...  Results show that newsgroups vary in terms of the populations of participants and the roles that they play.  ...  These nine groups were hand-selected to provide a broad overview of Usenet topics.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2006.536 dblp:conf/hicss/FisherSW06 fatcat:c5n7rgrqg5d6zn6yqumzzg6mr4

Information access in complex, poorly structured information spaces

Gerhard Fischer, Curt Stevens
1991 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems Reaching through technology - CHI '91  
In INFOSCOPE, users can evolve the predefined system structure to suit their own semantic interpretations.  ...  This research effort focuses on the domain of Usenet News, an open access computer-based bulletin board system that distributes messages and software.  ...  Usenet News Traffic Usenet News with its over 400 newsgroups provides a unique opportunity to study information overload.  ... 
doi:10.1145/108844.108854 dblp:conf/chi/FischerS91 fatcat:pqpicbuc5fd6xmty43qozi3klq

Preface: What is a Netizen?

Michael Hauben, Ronda Hauben
1998 First Monday  
Network wide Usenet newsgroups included net.general for general discussion, net.auto for discussion of autos, net.bugs for discussion of unix bug reports, and so on.  ...  People who used Usenet would prefix terms related to the online world with the word NET similar to the newsgroup terminology. So there would be references to net.gods, net.cops or net.citizens.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v3i7.606 fatcat:lhvfsan4ivgydoorv3adx7ovky
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