Scalable Information Systems. 4th International ICST Conference, INFOSCALE 2009, Hong Kong, June 10-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Identify Intimate Social Relationship in Blogsphere

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-10485-5_2,
        author={Li Han and SongXiang Cen and Jian Ma and Yan Ma},
        title={Identify Intimate Social Relationship in Blogsphere},
        proceedings={Scalable Information Systems. 4th International ICST Conference, INFOSCALE 2009, Hong Kong, June 10-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={INFOSCALE},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-10485-5_2}
    }
    
  • Li Han
    SongXiang Cen
    Jian Ma
    Yan Ma
    Year: 2012
    Identify Intimate Social Relationship in Blogsphere
    INFOSCALE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-10485-5_2
Li Han,*, SongXiang Cen1,*, Jian Ma1,*, Yan Ma2,*
  • 1: Nokia Research Center Beijing
  • 2: Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
*Contact email: hanli_bupt@126.com, csx008@gmail.com, jian.j.ma@nokia.com, mayan@bupt.edu.cn

Abstract

Weblog has become a kind of important information resource on the Internet for it can make people publish individual experiences and opinion easily. Blogsphere has evolved vast and complex social network through blogrolls, citation, reading, comments and other social activities. More attentions are paid on related research for the prevalence of blog. The paper proposes the definition of intimate relationship based on comments links to analyze social network in the blogsphere. Blog social network is modeled as weighted directed graph and every weight depends on the frequency of social relationship between bloggers. And then blog intimate friends circle can be extracted with identification algorithm proposed by the paper. Blog data from one of famous blog sites (Hibaidu) in China is collected and taken as our study object. Through analyzing the blog dataset, we found that the intimate relationships are kept more stably and different bloggers maintain intimate relationship with the same blogger but they have no social interactions, which is named as the phenomena of familiar strange friends. These findings will contribute to the understanding of blogsphere and providing better blog services for users.