Communications of the ACM: Special Issue on the Blogosphere
Pointed out by John Dupuis
. v47 i12 (December 2004). We haven't gotten our print edition yet, but it is in the digital library here
Andrew Rosenbloom Pages: 30 - 33Full text available: Html
Structure and evolution of blogspace
Ravi Kumar, Jasmine Novak, Prabhakar Raghavan, Andrew Tomkins Pages: 35 - 39Full text available: Html
Why we blog
Bonnie A. Nardi, Diane J. Schiano, Michelle Gumbrecht, Luke Swartz Pages: 41 - 46Full text available: Html
(135 KB) - the authors interviewed several bloggers from Stanford and asked why they blogged. Research included analyzing the blogs and in-depth interviews with the bloggers. The concept of audience is not well developed. What's needed is a longitudinal study of how blogging changes with awareness of audience, growth of audience, etc.
Semantic blogging and decentralized knowledge management
Steve Cayzer Pages: 47 - 52Full text available: Html
We are looking for a system capable of aggregating, annotating, indexing, and searching a community's snippets. The challenges we would face in developing such a system include:
- Ease of use and capture.
- Decentralized aggregation.
- Distributed knowledge.
- Flexible data model.
Exactly. Also: "Blogging's greatest benefit is social, not technological" and "embedding Semantic Web technology within a blogging framework" -- I've seen this somewhere before? I think it was a British org, though, not HP or Stanford? Is it too late to claim that's what I meant by automatically assigned metadata? I want my semantic blog to work like EndNote and allow me to cite while I write, can it do that?
How blogging software reshapes the online community
Rebecca Blood Pages: 53 - 55Full text available: Html
Democracy and filtering
Cass R. Sunstein Pages: 57 - 59Full text available: Html
updated after reading some of the articles...