Conversation and Connectivity in the Blogosphere. Blog Research on Genre (BROG) Project School of Library and Information Science Indiana University, Bloomington. BROG project members. Faculty Susan Herring John Paolillo Students Ben Clark Inna Kouper Sarah Mercure Lois Ann Scheidt
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Conversation and Connectivity in the Blogosphere
Blog Research on Genre (BROG) Project
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University, Bloomington
“Full-blown conversations [are] carried on between three or five blogs, each referencing the other on their argument or rebuttal of the other’s positions”
Weblogs enable “a massively distributed but completely connected conversation covering every imaginable topic of interest”
Selected first four blogs with links to other blogs in sidebars.
Followed and recorded all links to blogs in sidebars out three degrees of separation.
Result = 5,517 unique URLs and 14,890 source-destination pairs
50 blogs with minimum 5 posts in March 2005
Resemble blogs most often discussed in the media and blog research (Herring et al., 2004b)
See: Herring et al. (2005). Conversations in the blogosphere: An analysis ‘from the bottom up’. HICSS 38.
readiness for what? the Parti Québécois tank units that are massing at the border? [quotes and responds]
(Post by Blogger A) Blogger non-B says <link>, and I disagree…
(Comment by Blogger non-B) Blogger A, you misunderstood me…
(Comment by Blogger A) Blogger non-B, thanks for your reply…