Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
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Time- and Event-Driven Modeling of Blogger Influence

  • Nitin Agarwal
  • Huan Liu
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_378



Blog or a blog site

A blog can be defined as a website that displays, in a reverse chronological order, the entries by one or more individuals and usually has links to comments on specific postings. Blogs often provide opinions, commentaries, or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function more like personal online diaries. Blogs often archive the old entries and keep them accessible. RSS or XML feeds of blogs are made available by the blogging platforms for convenient syndication

Blog post

An entry in a blog is called blog post. A typical blog post can combine text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic


Some blogs provide a list of links to similar or related blogs. Such a list of links is called a blogroll


An individual who authors a blog post is referred as a blogger


The act of updating a blog (adding an...

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This research is funded in part by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) (award numbers IIS-1110868, CNS-1359323, and ACI-1429160), US Office of Naval Research (ONR) (award numbers: N00014-10-1-0091, N00014-14-1-0489, N00014-15-P-1187, N00014-16-1-2016, N00014-16-1-2412), US Army Research Office (ARO) (award number: W911NF-16-1-0189), US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), and the Jerry L. Maulden/Entergy Fund at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding organization. The researchers gratefully acknowledge the support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information ScienceUniversity of Arkansas at Little RockLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Data Mining and Machine Learning Lab, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tansel Ozyer
    • 1
  • Ozgur Ulusoy
    • 2
  1. 1.TOBB Economics and Technology UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Bilkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey