Scholblog network

Of the scholarly bloggers discussed below, 267 (or just under half) had reciprocal links with others in the group. The map of these binary connections is pictured here. The center of the wheel there is Crooked Timber. If Crooked Timber did not exist, there would be far fewer ties among these blogs, and some would have no reciprocal links. Note that this has a lot to do with the fact that Crooked Timber has an extensive blogroll.


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  1. Posted 6/12/2004 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    So curious… Wonder what are the clusters. And also – what tools are you using and are you ready to share them with some other researchers (e.g. me :)?

  2. Alex
    Posted 6/14/2004 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Lilia: Really sorry for the late response. I may develop this research a bit–it was mostly just for fun.

    I do have a batch of tools I’ve used elsewhere. At some point, I’d like to make these available for general consumption. However, since I write them for myself, the trouble would be taking the time to try to figure out how to tell others how to use them.

    For this one, though, the tools were quite simple. I have a multi-threaded crawler, but for some reason it was complaining a bit about reaching some of these sites. As a result, I wrote a very simple crawler that went through a list of URLs (from the ScholarsWhoBlog page), and stripped out the links (nothing fancy: a regex look for href=–doesn’t get everything, but gets most), and then a couple of scripts that munged this into something I could import into Pajek.

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  1. By Mathemagenic on 6/12/2004 at 4:33 pm

    Wish I was there: Weblogs and Cross-Disciplinary Communication panel
    I should be working on a paper right now, instead of blogging.

  2. By Seblogging on 6/17/2004 at 2:54 am

    Blogging @ MEA
    Blogging @ MEA
    Mission accomplished! Despite what was barely a nap this morning, I managed to scrape myself together and made the drive to Rochester this afternoon for the Media Ecology Association conference.

  3. By Mathemagenic on 6/19/2004 at 3:44 pm

    Weblog networks as social ecosystems: finding who belongs to a weblog community
    A bit of a

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