Web History

The works and fragments listed below came about in the course of my PhD thesis on the emergence of blogging, submitted in October 2012, successfully defended in January 2013, and currently awaiting transformation into a book.

These two conference papers contain materials from the thesis:

Some visualisations

The data set that underlies the social network analysis is an obvious candidate for visualisation. At one point I was especially interested in the aspect of outlinks, so I produced a network graph that showed every outgoing link, with the network nodes sized proportionate to their outlink count. I have posted this rather big diagram as a bitmap graphic with a number of details. The vector-based pdf file might be preferable

A few fragments

Related Wikipedia articles

I’ve started or contributed to a few Wikipedia articles related to the emergence of blogging:

A random list

This needs some structuring: