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Social network analysis in identifying influential webloggers: A preliminary study

Hasmuni, Noraini and Sulaiman, Nor Intan Saniah and Zabidi, Nerda Zura (2014) Social network analysis in identifying influential webloggers: A preliminary study. In: 3rd International Conference on Quantitative Sciences and its Applications (ICOQSIA 2014), 12–14 August 2014, Langkawi, Kedah Malaysia.

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In recent years, second generation of internet based services such as weblog has become an effective communication tool to publish information on the Web. Weblogs have unique characteristics that deserve users' attention. Some of webloggers have seen weblogs as appropriate medium to initiate and expand business.These webloggers or also known as direct profit-oriented webloggers (DPOWs) communicate and share knowledge with each other through social interaction. However, survivability is the main issue among DPOW.Frequent communication with influential webloggers is one of the way to keep survive as DPOW.This paper aims to understand the network structure and identify influential webloggers within the network.Proper understanding of the network structure can assist us in knowing how the information is exchanged among members and enhance survivability among DPOW.30 DPOW were involved in this study.Degree centrality and betweenness centrality measurement in Social Network Analysis (SNA) were used to examine the strength relation and identify influential webloggers within the network.Thus, webloggers with the highest value of these measurements are considered as the most influential webloggers in the network.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social networks; Network survivability
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Quantitative Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Nor Intan Saniah Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 05:01
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 07:09
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16867

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