An analysis of information diffusion in the blog world

Yong Suk Kwon, Sang Wook Kim, Sunju Park

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Abstract

In the blog world, bloggers produce information, establish relationships with other bloggers in order to exchange information, and form a blog network, an online social network. In social network theory, information diffusion is said to occur through the relationships of the social network's constituents. Contrary to the social network theory, however, when the history of information diffusion that occurs in the actual blog world is examined, a majority of information spreads between the constituents without any established relationship. Moreover the phenomenon of explosive information diffusion is also observed. Using the real-world blog data, this paper reveals that these two phenomena are related to each other and examines the causes that induce explosive information diffusion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st ACM International Workshop on Complex Networks in Information and Knowledge Management, CNIKM'09, Co-located with the 18th ACM Int. Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2009
Pages27-30
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event1st ACM International Workshop on Complex Networks in Information and Knowledge Management, CNIKM'09, Co-located with the 18th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2009 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2009 Nov 22009 Nov 6

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings

Other

Other1st ACM International Workshop on Complex Networks in Information and Knowledge Management, CNIKM'09, Co-located with the 18th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2009
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period09/11/209/11/6

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Bundesministerium f?r Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) through grant 031A331 to S.P, C.T. and H.F. and through grant 2017.101.1 from the Wilhelm Sander-Stiftung to H.F and J.K.. Work in the Solimena lab is funded by the BMBF funded German Centre for Diabetes research (DZD e.V.). Additional funds for support of studies presented here came from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (IMI2-JU) under grant agreement no. 115797 INNODIA. This joint undertaking receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and EFPIA, JDRF International and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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