Mapping the U.S. Political Blogosphere: Are Conservative Bloggers More Prominent?
Weblogs are now a key part of online culture, and social scientists are interested in characterising the networks formed by bloggers and measuring their extent and impact in areas such as politics. However, researchers wishing to conduct quantitative social science analysis of the blogging phenomenon are faced with the challenge of using new methods of data collection and analysis largely derived from ﬁelds outside of the social sciences, such as the information sciences. This paper presents an...[Show more]
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