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Blogviz: mapping the dynamics of information diffusion in blogspace
Author(s): Manuel Sousa Lima
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Paper Abstract

Blogviz is a visualization model for mapping the transmission and internal structure of top links across the blogosphere. It explores the idea of meme propagation by assuming a parallel with the spreading of most cited URLs in daily weblog entries. The main goal of Blogviz is to unravel hidden patterns in the topics diffusion process. What's the life cycle of a topic? How does it start and how does it evolve through time? Are topics constrained to a specific community of users? Who are the most influential and innovative blogs in any topic? Are there any relationships amongst topic proliferators?

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6060, Visualization and Data Analysis 2006, 60600W (16 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.640481
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Manuel Sousa Lima, Parsons School of Design (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6060:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2006
Robert F. Erbacher; Jonathan C. Roberts; Matti T. Gröhn; Katy Börner, Editor(s)

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