Mapping the Blogosphere: Offering a Guide to Journalism's Future

December 2008
Nieman Reports;Winter2008, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p37
The article presents research on the informal social network created by blogs on the Internet known as the "blogosphere." A statistical map of this network was created using network analysis techniques of the links presented on blogs to other information on the Internet. Among the findings of the study was that a relatively low percentage of blog links were to other blogs, while a surprisingly high percentage were to the Web sites of traditional mass media news organizations such as "The New York Times," the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Cable News Network. INSET: Political Video Barometer.


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