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Measuring blog influence: Recognition, activity, generation, and novelty


Hassan, Shahizan and Shiratuddin, Norshuhada and Sakdan, Mohd Fo'ad and Hashim, Nor Laily and Sajat, Mohd Samsu (2012) Measuring blog influence: Recognition, activity, generation, and novelty. International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies, 2 (1). pp. 52-68. ISSN 2155-4218

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Abstract

Netizens around the world increasingly use blogs to share thoughts and opinions, create special interest groups, collaborate, and debate on issues.However, the social influence of blogs remains largely undetermined.This paper presents the outcomes of a study which investigates how the influence of blogs can be measured quantitatively.The purpose of the study was to determine how to assess the social influence of blogs and to develop two new tools for measuring blog influence: the Blog Influence Index (BII) and Blog Influence Analyzer (BIA).These tools were applied to identify top influential blogs in the blogosphere community of Malaysia.The results indicate that the top 10 most influential blogs in Malaysia fall under the categories of politics, entertainment, sports, lifestyle, and technology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blog Influence, Blog Ranking, International Blogging, Malaysian Blogosphere, Public Opinion Mining, Social Media
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Shahizan Hassan
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 07:27
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 07:27
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9553

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