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Comment-based discussion communities In the Russian livejournal and their topical coherence

Olessia Koltsova (), Sergei Koltcov () and Sergey Nikolenko ()
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Olessia Koltsova: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Sergei Koltcov: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Sergey Nikolenko: National Research University Higher School of Economics

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Abstract: We study the structure of online discussions in order to uncover latent communities of socially important debate. Our research reveals that discussion communities defined by mutual commenting in the Russian language blogosphere are centered mainly around blog authors as opinion leaders and, to a lesser extent, around a shared topic or topics. We have derived these conclusions from the dataset of 17386 full text posts written by top 2000 LiveJournal bloggers and over 520,000 comments that result in about 4.5 million edges in the network of co-commenting

Keywords: Comment-based communities; online discussion; blogs; Russia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
Date: 2013
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Published in WP BRP Series: Sociology / SOC, December 2013, pages 1-22

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