Mapping the Blogosphere--Towards a Universal and Scalable Blog-Crawler

Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig, Justus Bross, Christoph Meinel
2011 2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Social Computing  
The massive adoption of social media has provided new ways for individuals to express their opinions online. The blogosphere, an inherent part of this trend, contains a vast array of information about a variety of topics. Thus, it is a huge think tank that creates an enormous and ever-changing archive of open source intelligence. Modeling and mining this vast pool of data to extract and describe meaningful knowledge in order to leverage (content-related) structures and dynamics of emerging
more » ... rks within the blogosphere is the higher-level aim of the research presented here. While the concept of our tailor-mode feed-crawler was already discussed in two earlier publications this paper focuses on our approach to extend the earlier feedcrawler to a more universal and highly scalable blog-crawler. 1
doi:10.1109/passat/socialcom.2011.57 dblp:conf/socialcom/BergerHBM11 fatcat:uilhg2gisjfwdg7hiey7eycepa