- Weblog conversations revisited: an introduction
- Weblog conversations revisited: is there more than one?
- Weblog conversations revisited: conversations with self
- Weblog conversations revisited: conversations with self vs. conversations with others
Has been playing a bit more with the data from Anjo… This we are looking at the speed of linking (=number of days between two linked posts) for links to own weblog and links to others. One of the hypotheses is that people would be more likely to link to their own “very old posts” than to those of others (simply because it’s much easier to remember relevant things in one’s own weblog. The results are below (in both cases number of links on the left is cumulative):
- There are more self-links (1086 total) than links to others (635 total), which is strange given that most of bloggers in our sample do not link much to their own content.
- I guess we should look at the influence of outliers and to see if grouping bloggers by their self/others linking behaviour we give different picture.
- Another reason for that could be in our dataset, since only links between bloggers in the sample are counted. So, may be there is someone who links a lot outside this group and those links are not in the picture.
- Makes sense
- For longer time-frames could be screwed up by the nature of dataset: if someone links to a post which is not in it those links are not counted.
- Some numbers
- Linking to others: 50% of links come within 3 days, 90% – within 51 day, longest time between posts is 283 days
- Linking to self: 50% – 20 days, 90% – 169 days, longest time – 356
Archived version of this entry is available at http://blog.mathemagenic.com/2007/08/23.html#a1938; comments are here.