Socio-semantic Dynamics in a Blog Network

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Socio-semantic Dynamics in a Blog Network
—The blogosphere can be construed as a knowledge network made of bloggers who are interacting through a social network to share, exchange or produce information. We claim that the social and semantic dimensions are essentially co-determined and propose to investigate the co-evolutionary dynamics of the blogosphere by examining two intertwined issues: first, how does knowledge distribution drive new interactions and thus influence the social network topology? Second, which role structural network properties play in the information circulation in the system? We adopt an empirical standpoint by analyzing the semantic and social activity of a portion of the US political blogosphere, monitored on a period of four months. I. THE “BLOGOSPHERE” AS A SOCIO-SEMANTIC SYSTEM The blogosphere essentially gathers individuals who share, exchange and produce information and interact online by posting comments or referencing each other. As such, it is a socio-semantic network, in the sense that ...
Jean-Philippe Cointet, Camille Roth
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CSE
Authors Jean-Philippe Cointet, Camille Roth
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