AAAI Publications, Third International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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Considering the Sources: Comparing Linking Patterns in Usenet and Blogs
Mary McGlohon, Matthew Hurst

Last modified: 2009-07-07


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.


blogs; link analysis; mainstream media; Usenet

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