Proceedings-Artikel

A Journey to the Core of the Blogosphere

Darko Obradovic; Stephan Baumann
In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2009). International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM-09), July 20-22, Athen, Greece, Pages 1-6, IEEE, 2009.

Abstract

Blogs are popular communication instruments in today's web and altogether, they form the so-called blogosphere. This blogosphere has repeatedly been subject to structural analyses, and one of the findings has been the discovery of the A-List phenomenon, a cohesive group of influential blogs in the center of the blogosphere, whose exact identification remained an open issue. We use four language-specific subsets of the blogosphere, for which we aggregated the blogroll-based networks. We adapt core theory to analyse and compare the cohesion in these four data-sets, and provide a new scalable method for the identification of core-periphery structures in blog networks, which can contribute to identify A-List blogs more reliably.

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