The following papers (and recordings) may be of interest:
The Political Blogosphere and the 2004 U.S. Election: Divided They Blog
- Blogging, RSS and the Information Landscape: A Look at Online News
- GIS and the Blogosphere
- Tomographic Clustering To Visualize Blog Communities as Mountain Views
One of the issues raised in post-talk discussion was the challenges of
researching the blogosphere. It would be helpful if there were one archive of blogs/data that all researchers had access to — one problem
with this is the issue of copyright. Another, of course, is that
everyone isn’t researching the same thing.
There was also discussion about encouraging bloggers to either
explicitly approve the use of their writings (et al) for academic
research by signing up on a yet-to-be-built site … or to encourage
bloggers to license their work via a creative commons license.
I need to add a Creative Commons license to this site