not many notes as I was reloading
- an interesting study of correlation of blogger characteristics with growth of 26 communities in different countries
- quantitive data (want to see the slides)
- three types of epitaths (“leaving notes”) and correlation with returning
- mobile blogging: heavy start and then drop-of; if heavy usage is for weeks, then it stays
Nico Lumma “The German Blogosphere – some facts and figures”
- Interesting stats and implications re: German blogs, find presentation
Michael Schuster “Applying Social Network Analysis to a small Weblog Community: Hubs, Power Laws, the Ego Effect and the Evolution of Social Networks”
- community “connections”
- comments – 40%
- blogroll – 40%
- stories – 20%
- incoming links
- 20% blogs have no links
- 60% blogs have less then 3 links
- linking is necessary for the discovery?
- community pressure from A-list blogs is something that turns people away: linking practices of A-list bloggers define the interconnectedness of a community
- Numbers of password-protected blogs
- 10-30% of hosted blogs
- many new weblogs, but most drop-out fast
- types of bloggers?
- closed communities
- clusters of German blogs are platform based (not in other countries?)
- try to be part of local community and to strengthen it: why professional blogs?
- ask questions better – communities vs. social pressure
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