Considering the Sources: Comparing Linking Patterns in Usenet and Blogs

Authors

  • Mary McGlohon Carnegie Mellon University
  • Matthew Hurst Microsoft Live Labs

Keywords:

blogs, link analysis, mainstream media, Usenet

Abstract

Usenet is a decentralized discussion community predating blogs by decades. Just as there are a wide range of political blogs, many Usenet sub-communities focus on politics. However, we find these two communities are very different in terms of source content. In this work we compare linking patterns of the political Usenet with a well-known political blog and news aggregator, Memeorandum, with respect to coverage of news and blog sources, attention of stories, and timeliness of links.

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Published

2009-03-20

How to Cite

McGlohon, M., & Hurst, M. (2009). Considering the Sources: Comparing Linking Patterns in Usenet and Blogs. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 3(1), 262-265. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/ICWSM/article/view/13991