From Discovery of Blog Communities based on Mutual Awareness
Community with no obvious central topic: The community in Figure 14 is one of the communities that we were not able to discover cohesive topics from the top keywords. However, from the metrics of conductance and interest coefficient we can see that members in the community almost exclusively interact with other members in this same community and seldom communicate with non-members.
A closer look at the “No topic” Community (Figure 14): The members of this community are real online friends—most of them are 20-30 year-old youngsters living in Singapore and Malaysia— they are aware of each other and frequently interact with each other but the topics of their talks are not restricted to a specific area. This is a closed community of bloggers from othercountries, which could be a reason for extremely low (0) conductance.
by Yu-Ru Lin, Hari Sundaram, Yun Chi, Jun Tatemura, Belle Tseng.
Arts Media and Engineering Program
Arizona State University
NEC Laboratories America
Cupertino, CA 95014
9 Nov 2006
A little article sparked by Elia Diodati which contains a wonderful image from Matthew W. Hurst (Data Mining)of the blogosphere. Now as I attended the www2006 workshop this little Community Without a topic has been at the back of my mind for sometime now not just as a blogger but also someone researching the blogosphere. The only general topic if there is one is "ME" or "Us".