Blogosphere: Research Issues, Applications, and Tools

author: Huan Liu, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Arizona State University
author: Nitin Agarwal, Department of Information Science, Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
published: Sept. 26, 2008,   recorded: August 2008,   views: 2156
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The objective of this tutorial is to give a comprehensive overview of the techniques, applications, and research issues in the blogosphere. Weblogs, or Blogs, have facilitated people to express their thoughts, voice their opinions, and share their experiences and ideas. Individuals experience a sense of community, a feeling of belonging, a bonding that members matter to one another and their niche needs will be met through online interactions. Its open standards and low barrier to publication have transformed information consumers to producers. This has created a plethora of open-source intelligence, or "collective wisdom" that acts as the storehouse of overwhelming amounts of knowledge about the members, their environment and the symbiosis between them. Nonetheless, vast amounts of this knowledge still remain to be discovered and exploited in its most suitable way. In this tutorial, we introduce current and state-of-the-art research issues, review some key elements of research such as tools and methodologies in Blogosphere, and present a case study of identifying the influential bloggers in a community to exemplify the integration of some major aspects discussed in this tutorial.

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Comment1 Zohaib, October 2, 2008 at 9:40 p.m.:

Excellent lecture. Very interesting.


Comment2 Kim, November 21, 2008 at 2:24 a.m.:

Look at Mr Agerwall.. Just poor Presentation..He kept drinking water and even don't have grip on its subject...Confused..Surprising how such people are allowed in Tutorials...


Comment3 lol, January 31, 2009 at 10:43 a.m.:

well,
that's why people are leaving asu ,
it's not a top notch school anyway...
sigh~


Comment4 Lin, March 31, 2009 at 10:25 a.m.:

I thought Mr. Agarwal seemed knowledgeable about his topic, and did quite a good job of presenting.

My guess (re. the water) would be that perhaps he had a dry or sore throat -- not an uncommon problem in Las Vegas, where the air is extremely dry and there's a great deal of smoke in many hotels, etc.


Comment5 Minerva, September 30, 2009 at 11:55 a.m.:

Kim, people like you need to first learn to write in proper English which it seems you may never be be unable to do. Speaking I can understand will be totally impossibility for your type. So take your jealous insecure self to some place else. I found the Nitin's presentation very informative. Good job.

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