Herring, Susan et al.
"Bridging the gap: a genre analysis of weblogs"
January 05, 2004
From abstract: "This paper presents the results of a content analysis of 203 randomly-selected weblogs, comparing the empirically observable features of the corpus with popular claims about the nature of weblogs, and finding them to differ in a number of respects."
Related metablog posts: Bridging the Gap: Surprisingly Worthless
, Bridging the Gap: Not so bad
Herring, Susan C., Lois A. Scheidt, Sabrina Bonus, and Elijah Wright. Bridging the gap: A genre analysis of weblogs
. Proc. of the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 5-8 January 2004, Big Island, Hawaii. Los Alamitos: IEEE Press, 2004.
Labels: blogosphere, genres, history, statistics, Susan Herring
"The Blogging Iceberg - Of 4.12 Million Hosted Weblogs, Most Little Seen, Quickly Abandoned"
October 04, 2003
A seminal report using survey data to challenge some popular misconceptions about weblogs.
Henning, Jeffrey. The Blogging Iceberg - Of 4.12 Million Hosted Weblogs, Most Little Seen, Quickly Abandoned
. Perseus Development Corp
. October 4, 2003.
Labels: diary blogs, Jeffrey Henning, Perseus, statistics, survey
Kumar, Ravi et al.
"On the Bursty Evolution of Blogspace"
May 20, 2003
A relatively early attempt to come up with algorithms for tracking and measuring the blogosphere, focused mainly on coming up with the process. From the conclusion: "Around the end of 2001, Blogspace began a dramatic increase in connectedness, and in local-scale community structure. Within those local communities, it also began to exhibit dramatic increases in the occurrence of bursty link creation behavior."
Kumar, Ravi, Jasmine Novak, Prabhakar Raghavan, and Andrew Tomkins. "On the Bursty Evolution of Blogspace
." The Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference, 20-24 May, 2003. Budapest, Hungary. Published in World Wide Web. 8.2 (June 2005): 159-178.
Labels: Andrew Tomkins, blogosphere, Jasmine Novak, mapping, Prabhakar Raghavan, Ravi Kumar, social aspects, statistics
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