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Networks of Change: The Emergence and Evolution of Communities of Digital Media Organizations

Weber, Matthew (2009) Networks of Change: The Emergence and Evolution of Communities of Digital Media Organizations. In: Proceedings of the WebSci'09: Society On-Line, 18-20 March 2009, Athens, Greece. (In Press)

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Abstract

This poster presents ongoing research examining the emergence and evolution of communities of digital media organizations in the context of the World Wide Web. In order to analyze the emergence of the US media industry on the World Wide Web, data was collected through using a new Internet crawler to collect data from the Internet Archive (www.internetarchive.org). Data was collected on fifty online media organizations from 1992 through 2008, and then recreated as networks where organizations are hubs and alliances and partnerships between organizations are represented as links. The overall concentration of the online media industry was analyzed over time: the importance and formation of partnerships, as well as the attributes that led organizations to succeed over time were also considered. In all, this research extends traditional Web Science research into an organizational setting. The crawling of historical Web data provides a means for analyzing the patterns of relationships between organizations. In addition, the application of both the community ecology framework and social network analysis methods contribute unique analytical approaches to the study of Web Science.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:online organizations media network analysis networks
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2009
ID Code:252
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:11 Mar 2009 00:24
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 16:33

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