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Future Internet 2012, 4(2), 396-412; doi:10.3390/fi4020396
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Bloggers’ Community Characteristics and Influence within Greek Political Blogosphere

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Received: 27 February 2012; in revised form: 9 April 2012 / Accepted: 12 April 2012 / Published: 19 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Government 2.0)
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Abstract: This paper investigates the properties of central or core political blogs. They can be located as clusters of blogs whose members have many incoming links. Other blogs form clouds around them in the sense that they link the core blogs. A case study records Greek political blogs and their incoming links reported through their blogrolls. The adjacency matrix from the blogs’ social network is analyzed and clusters are located. Three of them, those with the larger numbers of incoming links, may be considered to be central. Next, four measures of influence are used to test the influence of the central blogs. The findings suggest that there are many kinds of central blogs, influential and non-influential, and high influence does not always involve high hyperlinking.
Keywords: political blogs; Greece; focal-point blogs; influence; incoming links; clusters; statistical analysis political blogs; Greece; focal-point blogs; influence; incoming links; clusters; statistical analysis
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Zafiropoulos, K.; Vrana, V.; Vagianos, D. Bloggers’ Community Characteristics and Influence within Greek Political Blogosphere. Future Internet 2012, 4, 396-412.

AMA Style

Zafiropoulos K, Vrana V, Vagianos D. Bloggers’ Community Characteristics and Influence within Greek Political Blogosphere. Future Internet. 2012; 4(2):396-412.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zafiropoulos, Kostas; Vrana, Vasiliki; Vagianos, Dimitrios. 2012. "Bloggers’ Community Characteristics and Influence within Greek Political Blogosphere." Future Internet 4, no. 2: 396-412.


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