JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 14(4): 546-556, doi: 10.3217/jucs-014-04-0546
Success Factors in a Weblog Community
expand article infoChristian Safran, Frank Kappe§
‡ Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria§ Graz University of Technology, Austria
Open Access
User generated content published via weblogs (also known as blogs) has gained importance in the last years, and the number of globally available weblogs increases. However, a large fraction of these show low publishing activity and are rarely read. This paper is a quantitative analysis of success factors in a community of over 15.000 weblogs, hosted by a local Austrian newspaper. We looked at publishing activity by content type, community activity and writing style. Also, the interconnectedness of the community was analyzed.
user generated content, weblog analysis, e-communities, blogging