Updated: 6/30/2005; 11:31:34 PM.

Mathemagenic


...giving birth to learning...
If you search for mathemagenic that has nothing to do with weblogs try this
    


Earlier | Home | Later

  Friday, June 18, 2004


  Weblog networks as social ecosystems: finding who belongs to a weblog community

A bit of a follow-up for Weblog networks as social ecosystems.

Let's say that there are cases then community-like structures emerge as a result of connections between bloggers. This is immediately brings a few questions:

  • What is their nature? How do we call them? They are probably not communities, but more loosely-coupled networks of people. Mainly weak ties, but still high degree of awareness of each other.
  • How do we find them? There is no single "community space", just interconnected networks of weblogs. Where would you draw a boundary?
  • What are their characteristics? How and when do they develop? change? die?

Hope to find answers one day... So far just a couple of things:

A. Before there is a good term I'm going to call them "weblog communities".

B. How to define who belongs to a weblog community:

  1. People who say they belong together - interviews? 
  2. People with similar focus - directories? topicExchange?
  3. People who share language - content analysis? trend discovery?
  4. People who link to each other weblogs (using blogroll links and/or links in the text and remembering that these are different) - link analysis?
  5. People who read each other weblogs on regular basis (e.g. using RSS subscriptions) - RSS Neighborhood?
  6. Some/all of the above? Something else?

For an inspiration: 

This post also appears on channel weblog research


Earlier | Home | Later


© Copyright 2002-2005 Lilia Efimova.

This weblog is my learning diary. Sometimes I write about things related to my work, but the views expressed here are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.

 
June 2004
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
May   Jul






Edublog award 2004 as Best Research Based Blog. Click for more details...


Click to see the XML version of this web page. Click here to send an email to the editor of this weblog. Please, make sure that I recognise your name or you have a nice autorisation message - I tend to decline calls from people I don't know ;)

Locations of visitors to this page