학술논문

Social Network Analysis in Identifying Influential Webloggers: A Preliminary Study.
Document Type
Article
Source
AIP Conference Proceedings. 2014, Vol. 1635, p301-307. 7p. 6 Diagrams.
Subject
*BLOGS
*SOCIAL networks
*INFORMATION sharing
*COMMUNICATION models
*INTERNET users
*SOCIAL interaction
Language
ISSN
0094-243X
Abstract
In recent years, second generation of internet-based services such as weblog has become an effective communication tool to publish information on the Web. Weblogs have unique characteristics that deserve users' attention. Some of webloggers have seen weblogs as appropriate medium to initiate and expand business. These webloggers or also known as direct profit-oriented webloggers (DPOWs) communicate and share knowledge with each other through social interaction. However, survivability is the main issue among DPOW. Frequent communication with influential webloggers is one of the way to keep survive as DPOW. This paper aims to understand the network structure and identify influential webloggers within the network. Proper understanding of the network structure can assist us in knowing how the information is exchanged among members and enhance survivability among DPOW. 30 DPOW were involved in this study. Degree centrality and betweenness centrality measurement in Social Network Analysis (SNA) were used to examine the strength relation and identify influential webloggers within the network. Thus, webloggers with the highest value of these measurements are considered as the most influential webloggers in the network. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]