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Blogosphere and its Exploration

  • Christoph Meinel
  • Justus Broß
  • Philipp Berger
  • Patrick Hennig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Understanding the Blogosphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 3-12
    3. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 13-24
    4. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 25-34
  3. The Continents of the Blogosphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 37-38
    3. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 39-48
    4. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 49-56
    5. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 57-59
    6. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 61-71
  4. The Explorer’s Path Through the Blogosphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 75-78
    3. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 79-81
    4. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 83-99
    5. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 101-134
    6. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 135-158
  5. The Nautilus of the Blogosphere: BLOGINTELLIGENCE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 161-169
    3. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 171-209
    4. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 211-240
    5. Christoph Meinel, Justus Broß, Philipp Berger, Patrick Hennig
      Pages 241-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-268

About this book

Introduction

This book represents an attempt to fully review the phenomenon of the blogosphere. The intention is to provide a reliable guide to understanding and analyzing the world of the unimaginable number of diverse blogs, each consisting of innumerable posts, which in their entirety form the blogosphere. We go on to answer the questions of how to grasp the complexity of the blogosphere and extract useful knowledge from it. In setting out to write this book, our central aim was to increase the reader’s awareness and understanding of the blogosphere phenomenon, including its structure and characteristics. This can be achieved through a better understanding of individual blogs and their particular technical characteristics, as well as a deeper knowledge of how a single blog is embedded and interconnected within the entire blogosphere. The shape and form of the blogosphere can be described using the analogy of different continents. In our description the defining features and characteristics of the continents are illustrated by paradigmatic example blogs. Following on from the structural analysis we provide details of the available methods and describe the complex challenge of automatically retrieving information from the abundance of data contained in the blogosphere. Finally, we present our blog search platform, called BLOGINTELLIGENCE and describe all the tools and features we have developed during the last couple of years to explore the blogosphere.

 

Keywords

Blogosphere Blogs Corporate Social Media Online Journalism Private Publishing Publishing Social Media Visualizations

Authors and affiliations

  • Christoph Meinel
    • 1
  • Justus Broß
    • 2
  • Philipp Berger
    • 3
  • Patrick Hennig
    • 4
  1. 1.Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems EngineeringPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Hasso-Plattner InsitutePotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Hasso-Plattner-InstitutePotsdamGermany
  4. 4.Hasso-Plattner-InstitutePotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44409-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44408-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44409-2
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